Journal of Orthopaedics Trauma Surgery and Related Research

Journal of Orthopaedics Trauma Surgery and Related Research

An Official Journal of Polish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

ISSN:1897-2276
e-ISSN: 2449-9145

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Characteristic of sport injuries in team games for persons with disabilities

Author(s): Bartosz Molik, Agnieszka Mędasik, Ewa Łuczak, Kalina Kaźmierska, Sebastian Gołębiewski

Introduction. Injury is an inseparable element of both, able bodied sport and sport for people with disabilities. The role of experts is to eliminate every risk connected with it. The aim. The aim of this study was to estimate characteristics of sport injuries in wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and sitting volleyball. Material and methods. It this study took part 147 athletes practicing wheelchair basketball (n=65), wheelchair rugby (n=48) and sitting volleyball (n=34). The research questionnaire consisted of 29 questions was used in this study. Questions among other things contained type of injury, circumstances, localization and reasons of injury, and the length of break for recovery. Conclusion. Analyzes confirmed that wheelchair basketball seems to be sport discipline with high risk of injuries, however consequences of those injuries are not serious (they do not influence on sport carrier significantly). There is a relation between functional abilities (classification) and the number of injuries in wheelchair rugby players and wheelchair basketball players. There is a necessity to introduce new scientific methods enabling development of methods of estimating sport injuries mechanisms and methods of preventing injuries.


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