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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2021, Vol. 8, Issue 2, Part B

Epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries in basketball players: Systematic review


Author(s): Simple Mendhe and Pradeep Borkar

Abstract: Aim: To review the epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries in basketball players.
Objective: This is a Systematic Review of epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries in basketball players.
Methods: This is an Systematic review based on the following sources of information: PubMed, Google Scholar, Cochrane journals in the last 10 years with studies addressing the general epidemiology of Musculoskeletal injuries in basketball players.
Results: In total, 70 articles were selected in which 12 were eligible as per inclusion criteria for the Systematic review. A total of 691 injuries were observed, most of which occurred in the lower limbs 412(59.62%), with ankle injuries and knee injuries. Injuries in the upper limbs represented 151(21.66%) of the total injuries. In the upper limbs, hands, fingers and wrists were affected more frequently than the shoulders, arms and forearms.
Conclusion: The lower limbs were the most affected, with high prevalence of ankle followed by knee injuries having the highest prevalence of injuries regardless of gender and category. Furthermore randomised studies and epidemiological data collection are necessary to find out prevalence of sports injuries and to validate effectiveness of preventive intervention in basketball players.


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How to cite this article:
Simple Mendhe, Pradeep Borkar. Epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries in basketball players: Systematic review. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(2):111-116.
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