Prevalencia de lesiones en luchadores olímpicos pertenecientes a la Liga de Lucha Olímpica de Bogotá, D.C.

Translated title of the contribution: Prevalence of injuries in wrestlers from to the wrestling league of Bogotá, D.C.

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

*Corresponding author for this work

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Introduction: In wrestling, events that can cause physical changes, such as falls, contacts on the ground, lifts, bows, among others, occur. Objective: To estimate the prevalence of injuries and correlated factors in wrestlers. Materials and methods: Observational, correlational and crosssectional study including 29 athletes of the Wrestling League of Bogotá. Results: In the past year, 15 athletes had no injury (51.72%), 11 had an injury (37.93%) and 2 had 4 lesions (6.89%). The highest prevalence of injuries presented in shoulders (17%) and the most frequent type of injury was tendinopathy (13.79%). Body mass index (BMI) had a positive effect on the likelihood of injury (p value=0.07) with significance at 10% and, also, with an initial significant variable (p=0.014).The results of the sit and reach test were significant at 10% (p value=0.09), indicating a slight positive relationship between athletes who are more flexible and the injury. Conclusions: The most prevalent injury was tendinopathy on the shoulder. BMI, the start of practice at 13 to 16 years of age, and the sit and reach test have a positive significance towards the number of injuries in the past year.

Translated title of the contributionPrevalence of injuries in wrestlers from to the wrestling league of Bogotá, D.C.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Facultad de Medicina
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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