To report rates of injuries sustained during Junior taekwondo competitions.
Data were collected with simple check-off forms that describe the athlete, nature, site, circumstances, and severity of the injury at three major taekwondo tournaments involving a total of 3,341 boys and 917 girls.
No difference was found between boys (58.34/1,000 athlete-exposures) and girls (56.57/1,000 athlete-exposures) in total injury rate (p>0.05).
Collapsed over gender, significant differences (p=0.013) in injury rates of body parts were found with the lower extremities (21.83/1,000 athlete-exposures) ranked first.
Unblocked attacks are the major cause of injury in both boys and girls.
Coaches are advised to work on the blocking skills of their Junior taekwondo athletes.
No head contact for children in taekwondo competition should also be considered.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Enfant, Homme, Sportif, Compétition, Symptomatologie, Physiopathologie, Epidémiologie, Médecine sport, Arts martiaux
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Child, Human, Athlete, Competition, Symptomatology, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology, Sports medicine
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0428933
Code Inist : 002A24. Création : 19/12/1997.