Proporción de lesiones y factores correlacionados en bailarines de ballet clásico de una academia en Bogotá, D.C.

Translated title of the contribution: Proportion of injuries and correlated factors in classic ballet dancers of an academy in Bogotá, D.C.

Cindy Yirley Cuan*, Juan Felipe Correa-Mesa, Andrés Mauricio García, Juan Carlos Correa-Morales

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Abstract

Introduction: Ballet is an activity that finds balance between athletics and art. It covers discipline and precision in psychomotor skills, and an exquisite body and aesthetic language whose demand can have an impact on the incidence of injury in those who practice it. Objective: To estimate the proportion of injuries and correlated factors in ballet dancers in Bogotá. Materials and methods: Observational-descriptive, cross-sectional research, where a survey was applied to a random sample of n=27 pre-professional and professional classical dancers (74% women, aged 12 to 37). Results: The average number of injuries per year was 1.5926, with a confidence interval of 95%, and 1.181164 and 2.147491 lambda. No statistical significance for the variables of sex and body mass index (BMI) was found in relation to injuries per year, showing values p=0.26 and p=0.68, respectively. Regarding the most common types of injury tendinopathies and benign muscle injuries (29.62%), as well as strains (19.23%) were found. Recurring anatomical sites of injury in the participants of this study are knees (40%), followed by hip and abdomen (18.51%) and foot and thigh (14.81%). Conclusions: Ballet practice increases the risks of musculoskeletal and connective tissue injuries, which explains the importance of further research to promote preventive action for this population.

Translated title of the contributionProportion of injuries and correlated factors in classic ballet dancers of an academy in Bogotá, D.C.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)127-133
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Facultad de Medicina
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine

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