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Citation

Larruskain J, Lekue JA, Diaz N, Odriozola A, Gil SM. Scand. J. Med. Sci. Sports 2018; 28(1): 237-245.

Affiliation

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine and Nursing, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Barrio de Sarriena s/n, 48940, Leioa, Spain.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2018, John Wiley and Sons)

DOI

10.1111/sms.12860

PMID

28207979

Abstract

The aim was to compare the epidemiology of injuries between elite male and female football (soccer) players from the same club. Injuries and individual exposure time in a male team and a female team, both playing in the Spanish first division, were prospectively recorded by the club's medical staff for five seasons (2010-2015) following the FIFA consensus statement. Total, training and match exposure hours per player-season were 20% higher for men compared to women (P < 0.01). Total, training and match injury incidence were 30-40% higher in men (P ≤ 0.04) mainly due to a 4.82 [95% confidence interval (CI) 2.30-10.08] times higher incidence of contusions, as there were no differences in the incidence of muscle and joint/ligament injuries (P ≥ 0.44). The total number of absence days was 21% larger in women owing to a 5.36 (95% CI 1.11-25.79) times higher incidence of severe knee and ankle ligament injuries. Hamstring strains and pubalgia cases were 1.93 (95% CI 1.16-3.20) and 11.10 (95% CI 1.48-83.44) times more frequent in men, respectively; whereas quadriceps strains, anterior cruciate ligament ruptures and ankle syndesmosis injuries were 2.25 (95% CI 1.22-4.17), 4.59 (95% CI 0.93-22.76) and 5.36 (95% CI 1.11-25.79) times more common in women, respectively. In conclusion, prevention strategies should be tailored to the needs of male and female football players, with men more predisposed to hamstring strains and hip/groin injuries, and women to quadriceps strains and severe knee and ankle ligament injuries. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Language: en

Keywords

man; sex; soccer; woman

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