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2022, Vol. 9, Issue 6, Part F

Epidemiology of lower limb injuries in football players: A systematic review


Author(s): Karishma Bhandari and Dr. Pradeep Borkar

Abstract:
Purpose of the study: Football Players are required to have repetitive skill, advanced level of physical fitness and are known to suffer from relatively high rates of lower limb injury. These injuries and their residual effects have impact on sports participation, performance and health related problems of players. Early identification of epidemiology and stratification of lower limb injuries will help the therapist and coaches to plan for prevention strategies. Hence, the study aimed to identify “Epidemiology of lower limb injuries in football players”.
Methodology: A systemic review was conducted using scientific electronic database from for PubMed, Google Scholar, Science Direct, and Cochrane for time frame of 10 yrs. April 2012 to March 2022. Total of 65 articles, 14 were excluded on basis of duplicates. 13 were excluded as per eligibility. 12 were excluded on basis of quality assessment on STROBE scale and final 10 articles were included in data synthesis.
Result: Among all lower limb injuries, the knee injuries was highest (16.06%) followed by hip and Thigh injuries (13.53%) and ankle and foot injuries. (12%).
Conclusion: Epidemiological studies on the occurrence of injuries are of key importance to highlight risk factors for injuries and to guide trainers and coaches to better programme their activities.


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International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health
How to cite this article:
Karishma Bhandari, Dr. Pradeep Borkar. Epidemiology of lower limb injuries in football players: A systematic review. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(6):405-409.

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