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Kinesiology, Vol.36 No.2 December 2004. -

Orofacial injuries are common in all sports. According to literature, sports injuries occur frequently but are relatively minor, except in hockey, rugby and American football. The aim of this preliminary study was to determine the frequency, type and severity of orofacial injuries in basketball, and the frequency of using protective requisites in the high-school population. The survey was conducted on 53 high-school male students playing basketball during their physical education class who were asked to fill in a specially designed questionnaire. The total of 160 orofacial injuries was reported, or 3.02 injuries per player. The most common injuries were lacerations and contusions of lips, cheeks and tongue (156 injuries, i.e. 97.5%), whereas other types of orofacial injuries amounted to 2.5%. Just a fraction of high-school students uses a mouthguard though its application could completely prevent the incidence of lacerations and contusions.

orofacial injuries; basketball; male players; school sport; mouthguards



Author: Nikolina Dilberović - Davor Seifert - Vjekoslav Jerolimov -

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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