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Prevalence and types of sports injuries presenting to emergency department Suez Canal University Hospital

Adel Hamed Elbaih, Monira Taha Ismail, Mohamed Salh, Emad Aldine Abd Algwad, Ahmed Abd Elfatah.

Inroduction:regular physical activity is essential for the prevention of various diseases and reduces the risk of premature mortality in general and coronary heart disease, hypertension, colon cancer, obesity anddiabetes mellitusinparticular.
Aimof this studywasto assess the most common sports causing injuries and to assess the types and mechanisms of theseinjuries.
Patientsandmethods:Theresearcher examined 250 patients attending emergency departmentl.
Results:The study showed that the most common type of sports involved in injury was football .The ankle was the most common affected part in the whole body . Chest contusion and back contusion were the most common types of sports injuries in head, neck and trunk. Fracture scaphoid and fissure radius were the most common sport injuries. Ankle sprain was the most common injury. The study showed that (62.7%) of the studied patients who were playing football had injuries in the lower limbs. Ankle sprain was the most common sport injury that was associated with wearing football shoes .
Conclusion: Ankle sprain was the most common sport injury associated with artificial grass court . Wrist sprain was the common sport injury in the upper limbs associated with artificial grass court.

Key words: sport injury, football, ankle sprain

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