A Retrospective Review from 2006 to 2011 of Lower Extremity Injuries in Badminton in New ZealandReport as inadecuate

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Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand SPRINZ, School of Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Health and Environmental Science, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1020, New Zealand


School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK


Accident Compensation Corporation, Wellington 6035, New Zealand


Institut Sukan Negara, National Sports Complex, National Sports Council, PO Box 10440, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur 50714, Malaysia

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Abstract Aim: To describe lower extremity injuries for badminton in New Zealand. Methods: Lower limb badminton injuries that resulted in claims accepted by the national insurance company Accident Compensation Corporation ACC in New Zealand between 2006 and 2011 were reviewed. Results: The estimated national injury incidence for badminton injuries in New Zealand from 2006 to 2011 was 0.66%. There were 1909 lower limb badminton injury claims which cost NZ$2,014,337 NZ$ value over 2006 to 2011. The age-bands frequently injured were 10–19 22%, 40–49 22%, 30–39 14% and 50–59 13% years. Sixty five percent of lower limb injuries were knee ligament sprains-tears. Males sustained more cruciate ligament sprains than females 75 vs. 39. Movements involving turning, changing direction, shifting weight, pivoting or twisting were responsible for 34% of lower extremity injuries. Conclusion: The knee was most frequently injured which could be due to multi-planar loading. Turning or cutting movements typically involve motion in the frontal and transverse planes that may place the knee at greater risk of injury than movement in the sagittal plane alone. Further research on badminton specific movements is warranted to better understand the mechanisms of lower extremity injuries in the sport. Sports medicine and support personnel should take into account the susceptibility of the knee to injury when designing training and injury prevention programmes given the large number of change of direction movements during badminton. View Full-Text

Keywords: badminton; injury; incidence; cost; body site; type; severity badminton; injury; incidence; cost; body site; type; severity

Author: Joanna Reeves 1,2,†, Patria A. Hume 1,†,* , Simon Gianotti 1,3,†, Barry Wilson 1,4,† and Erika Ikeda 1,†

Source: http://mdpi.com/


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