Common injuries in athletes' knee: experience of a specialized center

Common injuries in athletes' knee: experience of a specialized center

Author Nicolini, Alexandre Pedro Google Scholar
Carvalho, Rogerio Teixeira de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Matsuda, Marcelo Mitsuro Google Scholar
Sayum Filho, Jorge Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cohen, Moises Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract OBJECTIVE:The present cross-sectional study aims to identify the most common knee injuries in athletes cared at a Specialized Outpatient Clinics.METHOD:Analysis of patients cared at the Knee Outpatient Clinics of a Sports Trauma Center, divided by gender, age and diagnosed injury.RESULTS:Initially 440 patients were divided into 33 types of sports; after excluding the less statistically significant practices, nine sports remained. The most frequently performed sports were football with almost 50% of total patients presenting anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, and road runs with great frequency of meniscal injury. There was no correlation of the disorder with the type of sports performed but a correlation was found with patient's age/gender.CONCLUSION:The complete ACL rupture was the most common injury found in football, basketball and volleyball players, followed by meniscal injury in street runners.Level of Evidence IV, Study Transversal.
Keywords Knee injuries
Musculoskeletal system/injuries
Language English
Date 2014-01-01
Published in Acta Ortopédica Brasileira. Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, v. 22, n. 3, p. 127-131, 2014.
ISSN 1413-7852 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia
Extent 127-131
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S1413-78522014000300127 (statistics in SciELO)

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