Evaluation of sport injury incidence in veterans and disabled athletes during MILAD-e-KOWSAR festival in Tehran

H. Shojaei, Y. Sokhangoei, M.R. Soroush, A. Forouzan, E. Modirian, V. Nejati
2009 Iranian Journal of War and Public Health  
Limitation of exercise and deprivation of match participation, are inevitable results of sport injuries during professional athletic competitions and require especial and costly medical care, to overview the rate of sport injuries in veteran or disabled athletes, we proposed a descriptive study. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 6000 disabled and veteran athletes throughout the summer 1382 MILAD-e-KOWSAR festival in Tehran were investigated in 20 fold games. During these 10
more » ... ay competitions, all of the newly injured athletes were closely examined and especial questionnaires were completed. Results: During these competitions, 125 athletes (%29.8 veterans and %70.2 disabled) (%42.7 female and A%57.3 male) were newly injured and 222 injuries were recorded. there were no injuries in 8 fields including Bastani, Bochia, Judo, Chess, blind 5- player football, wheelchair – tennis, Karate and Mounting-climbing. Among the other competitions (track and field, seated-volleyball, weightlifting, shooting, CP – football, Amputee football, table-tennis, Archery, Swimming, cycling and Goal-ball), the most injured athletes belonged to Goal-ball (19.8% of injuries), 72.5% of injuries were carried out in upper limbs and most of the injured athletes were amputees (31.4%). There was no significant correlation between sport classification and injuries in upper extremities, lower extremities or head and trunk injuries. Conclusion: Our results revealed a high prevalence of injuries in Goal-ball, seated volleyball, shooting and weightlifting so in order decrease or prevent injuries we need more especial attention and supervision in these fields.
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