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Epidemiology of school fractures: a 1-year experience in Greek facilitation classes

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Author(s): ANASTASIOS TYFLIDIS | GEORGE KIPREOS | ALEXANDRA TRIPOLITSIOTI | APOSTOLOS STERGIOULAS

Journal: Journal of Human Sport and Exercise
ISSN 1988-5202

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 589;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: FRACTURES | ATHLETIC FACILITATION CLASSES | INJURIES | ACCIDENTS

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to record bone fractures that were sustained by student-athletes of the Greek Athletic Facilitation Classes (AFC) during a 1-year period. The researchers examined 7455 male and 4921 female student-athletes from September 2006 until May 2007. All fractures were recorded by the Physical Education Teachers of the AFC with the cooperation of orthopaedic doctors, were entered into SPSS and were analysed with the Chi Square non-parametric test. In one year, 129 fractures in total were recorded, and this figure accounted for 11.4% of all injuries sustained by student-athletes of the Greek AFC. Results showed that male student-athletes sustained more fractures than females (67.4% vs. 32.6%, p
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