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      Are Tendinopathies really a common injury in volleyball?

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      Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

      SAGE Publications

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          Abstract

          Objectives:

          To perform a description of tendinopathies as an injury in volleyball high performance.

          Methods:

          An observational and prospective study was conducted from 2014-2016 in the senior Argentinian volleyball team. The same was held by two observers. Moreover, 78 athletes were evaluated. We support Dvorak’s claims that an injury is determined by the loss of at least one training session or a match.

          Results:

          78 players were exposed to 21812 hours of training and matches. As a result 37 injuries were evaluated in 31 players. Taking into account tendinopathies, it can be said that 34 players consulted 412 times, showing a prevalence of 43.5% of the whole enquires but when we refer to the same pathology as injury the average lowers, presenting 8 lesions in 6 players and showing a prevalence of 7.6% as injuries. Incidence of tendon injuries is 0.32 per 1000 hours of exposure Tendon Injuries: 5 were patellar, 2 supraspinatus, 1 aquiles. 5 Slight, 2 moderate, 1 severe.

          Conclusion:

          Clearly, tendinopathy is a common problem in this sport but it is not a common cause of injury. This is demonstrated in prevalence rates whereas 43.5 % just consulted and 7,6 % suffer from real injuries. We think this might be due to several factors such as, advances in medical therapy, preventive protocols and increase in thresholds of pain that high-performance athletes can bear. In our experience this pathology was shown to be the third leading cause of injuries. In 2016 we did not deal with any case of injury for tendinopathy.

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          Journal
          Orthop J Sports Med
          Orthop J Sports Med
          OJS
          spojs
          Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
          SAGE Publications (Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA )
          2325-9671
          31 January 2017
          January 2017
          : 5
          : 1 Suppl , AAA 2016 International Meeting Abstracts
          Affiliations
          [1 ]Medical department of male national volleyball Argentinian team, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
          Article
          10.1177_2325967117S00008
          10.1177/2325967117S00008
          5318825
          © The Author(s) 2017

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