Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Types of injuries

Types of Injuries

Soft Tissue Injuries

Classification

  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Severe
  • Avulsion.

Soft Tissue Injuries Minor accidents

Muscle Injuries

  • bruises, cuts, scrapes, strains

Joint injuries

  • sprains, dislocation

Such injuries can be more or less important, but they are a handicap for the athlete.

Injuries in International Athletics Championships
2007 – 2012
TOTAL: 542 ῑ injuries

  • Jumps    66 ῑ
  • Short Distance      174 ῑ
  • Middle Distance      34
  • Long Distances      72 ῑ
  • Marathon    55
  • Racewalks      21
  • Throws      22
  • Combined Events      63 ῑ

Injuries in International Athletics Championships
2007 – 2012

Most frequent injury diagnosis

  • Thigh strain 28.2 %
  • Lower Leg strain          7    %
  • Ankle sprain                6.5 %

Most frequent type of injury

  • Strain / muscle rupture / tear   41.3 %
  • Sprain   12    %
  • Muscle cramps / spasm   10.5 %
  • Contusion / bruise   10.1 %

Type of injury

  • Fractures  4.1 % (24)
  • Achilles tendon rupture   1.1 % (6) mostly (50 %) in short distances
  • Cervical spine injury   0.4 % (2)
  • Concussion  0.2 % (1)
  • Nerve injury at the trunk   0.7 % (4)