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Vahid Alikhai & Zahra AliKai

Identification of the types, causes, and mechanisms of widespread injuries in handball players according to their positions

(Volume 85 - Année 2016 — Actes de colloques — Special edition)
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This research attempts to identify the types, causes, and mechanisms of injuries in semiprofessional handball players 17-20 years old according to their positions. We have had 103 samples of boy and girl players. The personal and reported injuries data have been gathered by questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistics by one sample chi square have been applied between the types, causes, and mechanisms of the injuries in different positions. In the different positions, the joint and muscular injuries have been the most frequent. The most frequent causes of the injuries are continuous overpressure, strikes or sudden pressure, wrong performance of tactics, in order of importance. The most frequent mechanisms of injuries in different positions of girls and boys are direct hits, overuse of one organ, body contact with other player, turning motion, throwing motion and falling. The results of this research indicated that the most types of injuries in goalkeeper position is bone injuries and in center, right wing, and left back positions, joint injuries are the most frequent. In line, left wing, and right back positions, the muscular injuries are the most frequent in the players. The causes of the injuries in goalkeeper position is continuous pressure and in other positions strikes, hits or sudden pressure. The mechanism of the injuries in goalkeeper, and right back and wing positions is direct hits as well as in line and center positions, the mechanism is overuse of one organ. The mechanism is also strike in left back and turning and falling in left wing.

Keywords : 17-20 girl and boy players., game position, handball, sport injuries

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Vahid Alikhai & Zahra AliKai, «Identification of the types, causes, and mechanisms of widespread injuries in handball players according to their positions», Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège [En ligne], Volume 85 - Année 2016, Actes de colloques, Special edition, 667 - 677 URL :

About: Vahid Alikhai

MSc in sport education

About: Zahra AliKai

Lecturer in University of Sama, Varamin