Analysis of Sports Injury in Lower Extremities of High School Taekwondo Athletes [post]

Hyeri Oh, Hyosung Lim, minsoo Jeon
2020 unpublished
Background: Sports injuries commonly occur in sportspersons during competitive activities and practice routines, and the causes include cumulative fatigue from repeated training, lack of warm-up exercises, and absence of motivation during the competition. We aimed to determine the frequency and characteristics of lower extremity injuries in high school taekwondo athletes.Methods: This study evaluated lower extremity sports injuries in 463 high school taekwondo athletes. We conducted frequency
more » ... nducted frequency and cross analyses. The questionnaire tools were developed to identify the characteristics of lower extremity injuries in taekwondo athletes.Results: For injury by person, thigh injuries and re-injuries were most frequent. In non-contact injury, ankle injuries and re-injuries were the highest. In the men's lightweight category, thighs were injured the highest in injury by person and ankles were highest in non-contact injury. In the men's heavyweight category, knee injuries were highest in injury by person, and ankles were highest in non-contact injury. In the female lightweight category, thighs were higher in injury by person, whereas ankles were highest in non-contact injury. In the female heavyweight category, thighs were the highest in injury by person, whereas ankles were the highest in non-contact injury. The ankle injury causes in weight classes were different between both sexes.Conclusion: Our findings could help formulate basic guidelines for preventing sports injury in taekwondo athletes.
doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-123352/v1 fatcat:s2wlc36gjjdpli5kzxgvtw3o5m