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Retrospective analysis of chronic injuries in recreational and competitive surfers: injury, location, type and mechanism
Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4318-9216
Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
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2014 (English)In: International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, ISSN 1932-9997, E-ISSN 1932-9253, Vol. 8, no 3, 277-287 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Only two studies have reported on chronic musculoskeletal surfing injuries. They found over half of the injuries were non-musculoskeletal, but did not consider mechanisms of injury. This study identified the location, type, and mechanisms of chronic injury in Australian recreational and competitive surfers using a cross-sectional retrospective observational design. A total of 1,348 participants (91.3% males, 43.1% competitive surfers) reported 1,068 chronic injuries, 883 of which were classified as major. Lower back (23.2%), shoulder (22.4%), and knee (12.1%) regions had the most chronic injuries. Competitive surfers had significantly (p < .05) more lower back, ankle/foot, and head/face injuries than recreational surfers. Injuries were mostly musculoskeletal with only 7.8% being of non-musculoskeletal origin. Prolonged paddling was the highest frequency (21.1%) for mechanism of injury followed by turning maneuvers (14.8%). The study results contribute to the limited research on chronic surfing injuries.

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Human Kinetics, 2014. Vol. 8, no 3, 277-287 p.
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surfing, aquatic risk management, injuries, water safety
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Sport and Fitness Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113859OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-113859DiVA: diva2:785168
Available from: 2015-02-02 Created: 2015-02-02 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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