Prevalencia de lesiones en gimnastas pertenecientes a la Liga de Gimnasia de Bogotá, D.C.

Translated title of the contribution: Prevalence of injuries in gymnasts from the gymnastics league of Bogotá, D.C.

Diego Fabricio Rodríguez-Camacho*, Juan Felipe Correa-Mesa, Diana Alexandra Camargo-Rojas, Juan Carlos Correa-Morales

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Introduction: The physical demand of gymnasts during training can cause injuries; the intensity and amount of practice in relation to the level of competition and degree of difficulty make this sport present one of the highest rates of injuries. Objective: To estimate the prevalence of injuries and correlated factors in the gymnasts of the Gymnastics League in Bogotá, Colombia. Materials and methods: Observational, correlational and crosssectional study including 19 gymnasts, whose ages were 14 (nine subjects), 15-19 (nine subjects) and 22 (one subject). Body mass index (BMI), body weight, height, squat jump, counter movement, plyometrics in upper limbs, back dynamometry and sit and reach aspects were measured. Also, a survey of injuries prevalence was performed. Results: 14 athletes had injuries during the past year. The most prevalent injury site was the elbow with 24%, followed by foot with 21%. The most prevalent type of injury was sprain with 31.6%, followed by tendinitis with 21%. There was no correlation between squat jump, counter movement, plyometrics in upper limbs, back dynamometry and sit and reach. Conclusions: The variables age, weight, BMI and length of training correlate with the appearance of injuries. Women suffer more injuries compared with men.

Translated title of the contributionPrevalence of injuries in gymnasts from the gymnastics league of Bogotá, D.C.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)85-91
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Facultad de Medicina
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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