Incidence of Sport Injury in Contact and Non-Contact Sports

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Mursit Aksoy http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5936-7606
Turgay Ozgur https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5264-0462
Bahar Odabas Ozgur https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0814-4397
Deniz Demirci https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4672-2378
Gökalp Gürel https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6361-9973
Şahin Özen https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2859-3413

Keywords

Sport Injury, Incidence, Contact Sports, Non-Contact Sports

Abstract

The loads and impacts our bodies are exposed to during sportive activities may result in various sports injuries. In this context, the purpose of the present study was defining the prevalence, area and type of sport injuries of athletes in contact and non-contact sports. The total of 185 athletes voluntarily participated in the present study. Sport branches of athletes were classified as contact (81) and non-contact (64) sports. The athletes filled in sports injury questionnaire (SIQ) and socio-demographic attributes questionnaire online via Google Forms. In terms of all injury types; 27.8% were on knee area, 14,4% shoulder and 12,2% were on ankle area injuries respectively. 38% of the athletes were reported being away from sports for longer than 6 weeks due to injuries. Following their injuries, 47.2% of athletes returned to sports after rest; 23.6% after surgical operations and 29.2% after rehabilitation treatment.  Since the sports clubs or trainers provided no data, injury histories or training exposure times of the athletes could not be presented. We would like to suggest that health and athletic performance attributes of athletes should be evaluated on a regular basis and a database also needed to be created and protective measures should be taken.

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