Epidemiology of annual musculoskeletal injuries among male cricket players in India

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2020-09-30

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2020.v32i03.023

Keywords:

Cricket sport, Shoulder injuries; Sports

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  • Manasa Raghavendra Rao Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6111-703X
  • Thaiyar Madabusi Srinivasan Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru
  • Ravi Kumar Itagi Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru

Abstract

Background: Injury surveillance and prevention are as significant as early detection and treatment. This study describes injuries and risk factors involved so that preventive measures can be identified. Aim: To examine the epidemiology of the annual musculoskeletal injuries among injured male cricket players. Method: This study assessed 319 male cricket players, across five State Cricket Associations from January 2017 to January 2018. Results: With an annual injury prevalence of 10.97%, prominent anatomical sites of injury were shoulder (22.85%), lumbar spine (17.14%) and knee (11.42%). Medium pacers sustained 25.71% of the injuries. Age range of 18-24 years had a prominent 37.14% of overuse injuries of which 71.42% were lumbar spine injuries. Lumbar spine injuries resulted in a distinct loss of play days (34.64%). Bowling injuries with 49.5% of loss of play days was most predisposed. Report suggests an upswing in rate of injuries in December (20%). Four surgeries were reported (11.42%). Conclusion: Overuse injuries among young cricket players need prompt attention. Shoulder, lumbar spine and knee are principal anatomical regions that are prone to injuries.

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Raghavendra Rao M, Srinivasan TM, Kumar Itagi R. Epidemiology of annual musculoskeletal injuries among male cricket players in India. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 30 [cited 2023 Feb. 3];32(3):590-3. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/1840

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