INJURIES IN THAI MALE NATIONAL SEPAKTAKRAW TEAM: 13TH ASIAN GAMES TOURNAMENT

  • Karuna Nerphong
  • Wattana Jalayondeja
  • Roongtiwa Vatchalathiti
Keywords: sepaktakraw, injury, epidemiology

Abstract

To determine epidemiological details of sport injuries for prevention, this study detected incidence, severity, type, area and mechanism of injuries in 12 Thai male national Sepaktakraw athletes. Questionnaire and forms were used for collecting details of injuries during training and competition of 13th Asian Games. Reportable injuries were 1) the injuries that make athlete require medical or physiotherapist attention and 2) injuries that have obvious tissue damage. Those injuries could result in time lost from sport activities, depending on severity. After completion of this tournament, 53 injuries were recorded during 3903.5 hours. Incidence was 13.58 injuries per 1000 player-hour. The majority of injuries did not affect sport activities, alternately no time was lost. Strain accounted for the highest type of injuries, which found in this study (20 injuries). Lower extremities were usually damaged, especially at ankle, knee, hip and thigh. Thirty-three acute injuries and 20 overuse injuries were also found.