Upper extremity injuries in male elite football players
2013 (English)In: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, ISSN 0942-2056, E-ISSN 1433-7347, Vol. 21, no 7, 1626-1632 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To investigate the epidemiology of upper extremity injuries in male elite football players and to describe their characteristics, incidence and lay-off times. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanBetween 2001 and 2011, 57 male European elite football teams (2,914 players and 6,215 player seasons) were followed prospectively. Time-loss injuries and exposure to training and matches were recorded on individual basis. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanIn total, 11,750 injuries were recorded, 355 (3 %) of those affected the upper extremities giving an incidence of 0.23 injuries/1,000 h of football. The incidence in match play was almost 7 times higher than in training (0.83 vs. 0.12 injuries/1,000 h, rate ratio 6.7, 95 % confidence interval 5.5-8.3). As much as 32 % of traumatic match injuries occurred as a result of foul play situations. Goalkeepers had a significantly higher incidence of upper extremity injuries compared to outfield players (0.80 vs. 0.16 injuries/1,000 h, rate ratio 5.0, 95 % confidence interval 4.0-6.2). The average absence due to an upper extremity injury was 23 +/- A 34 days. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanUpper extremity injuries are uncommon among male elite football players. Goalkeepers, however, are prone to upper extremity injury, with a five times higher incidence compared to outfield players. less thanbrgreater than less thanbrgreater thanII.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Verlag (Germany) , 2013. Vol. 21, no 7, 1626-1632 p.
Soccer, Incidence, Lay-off times, Re-injury, Goalkeeper
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-95958DOI: 10.1007/s00167-012-2164-6ISI: 000320672600024OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-95958DiVA: diva2:641712
Funding Agencies|UEFA||Swedish Centre for Research in Sports||Praktikertjanst AB||2013-08-192013-08-122015-06-08