High precompetition injury rate dominates the injury profile at the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympic Games: a prospective cohort study of 51 198 athlete days

Wayne Derman, P. Runciman, Martin P. Schwellnus, Esmè Jordaan, Cheri Blauwet, Nick Webborn, Jan Lexell, Peter Van de Vliet, James Kissick, Jaap Stomphorst

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Abstract

This is the second significant dataset to document the incidence of injury in a Summer Paralympic Games setting. Pre-competition injury rates were significantly higher than competition injury rates. The sports of football 5-a-side, judo and football 7-a-side had a significantly higher incidence of injury, compared to all other sports, whilst boccia and Para swimming had a significantly lower injury rate. The shoulder joint was the most commonly injured anatomical area. Acute injuries constituted the highest injury rate at the Games.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
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Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2017

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