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Injury Spectrum of Amaeture College Going Athletes in Southern India - A Survey

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Rmmch Medical College AU, TN, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 2, Issue (9), Pages 20-21, September,28 (2014)


The primary objectives of the study is to quantify the injuries of amateur athletes and to determine the, location of injury, game affected the most. Information on injuries was collected through a questionnaire from Physical Education Department- Annamalai university Tamil nadu amateur athletes from 13 different discipline of game. The age range of the players was 18 to 25 years. 58% of players were in the age range of 22 to 25 years. The amateur athletes were asked to recall injuries over the preceding six month period. A total of 165 out of 230 amateur athletes were injured. Lower limb injuries were found to be predominant; the knee being the most commonly injured anatomical location. Most common games giving rise to injuries (Kabaddi 83.8%, football 80% , basketball 77.5%, volleyball 76.5% Handball 76%, Weight lifting 75%, badminton 64% , Athletic 64%, kho-kho 61%, cricket 60%, netball 60% ,hockey 60%). The results of the research provide a useful insight into the location, games incidence and sites of injuries in amateur athletes


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