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A multi-year damage epidemiology evaluation of an elite nationwide junior tennis program.

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A multi-year damage epidemiology evaluation of an elite nationwide junior tennis program.

J Sci Med Sport. 2018 Jun 19;:

Authors: Gescheit DT, Cormack SJ, Duffield R, Kovalchik S, Wooden TO, Omizzolo M, Reid M

Summary
OBJECTIVES: To profile multi-year damage incidence and severity tendencies in elite junior tennis gamers from a nationwide program.
DESIGN: Potential cohort.
METHODS: Damage information was collated by intercourse, age and area for all nationally-supported Australian junior gamers (58m, 43f 13-18y) between 2012-2016. Damage was outlined as a bodily criticism from coaching/matchplay interrupting coaching/matchplay decided by presiding physiotherapists and medical doctors. Severity represented the times of interrupted coaching/matchplay per damage. Damage incidence was reported per 1000 publicity hours. Incidence fee change and fee ratios (RR) ±95% confidence intervals had been used to evaluate modifications over time.
RESULTS: No distinction in female and male damage incidence existed (2.7±zero.zero v 2.eight±zero.zero) but male accidents had been extra extreme (three.6±zero.6 v 1.1±zero.9 days). The lumbar backbone was essentially the most generally and severely injured area in each sexes (four.three±zero.2, 9.9±1.4d). Shoulder accidents had been the second commonest in each sexes (three.1±zero.2) and with the second highest severity in males (7.three±1.4d). Knee accidents had been additionally widespread in males (2.three±zero.2) but probably decreased over time (zero.four±zero.6 RR) as pelvis/buttock accidents elevated (three.four±14.zero RR). Females had excessive trunk and stomach damage incidences (2.5±zero.three). Impartial of intercourse, the damage incidence elevated with age from 2.zero±zero.1 (13y) to 2.9±zero.1 (18y).
CONCLUSIONS: Regardless of no sex-based distinction in damage incidence, male accidents resulted in additional interrupted days of coaching/matchplay. The lumbar backbone and shoulder had been essentially the most generally injured physique areas in each sexes. The variety of accidents sustained by gamers additionally elevated as they aged.

PMID: 29958840 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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