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Frequency of maxillofacial injuries among athletes-members of various sports federations in Iranform 1998-2001

Author(s): Mahmoud Hasehmi H.

Journal: Journal of Dental Medicine
ISSN 1024-641X

Volume: 15;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 59;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Macrotrauma | Microtrauma | Contact Sports | Maxillofacial Sport Injuries

Nowadays, sport injuries constitute a major part of social accidents. The aim of the present"nstudy, was to investigate the frequency of maxillofacial injuries among athletes-members of different"nsports federations in Iran from 1998-2001. For this reason files which was related to sport injuries of men"nand women athletes-members of sports federations were studied in Medical Federation of the Islamic"nRepublic of Iran Sports Organization. The information were received through 26 medical organizations,"nlocated in different states of the country. The results showed that maxillofacial injuries constitute the"nmajor part of the sports injuries. In male athletes, football was the most important cause for maxillofacial"ninjuries. However, mountain climbing and skiing play the least role in this field. Among female athletes,"nkarate was the cause of the highest rate of maxillofacial sport injuries. Diving, mountain climbing and"nskiing cause the least number of maxillofacial accidents. Nasal fracture was the most common sport"ninjury among Iraninan male and female athletes.
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