Cyprus Journal of Medical Sciences
Original Article

Incidence and Risk Factors of Sports Injuries Among National Competitive Deadlifters

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Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Kütahya Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Evliya Çelebi Education and Research Hospital, Kütahya, Turkey

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Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Siirt Training and Research Hospital, Siirt, Turkey

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Department of Sports Medicine, Kayseri City Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey

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Department of Urology, Şırnak State Hospital, Şırnak, Turkey

Cyprus J Med Sci 2021; 6: 44-49
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2021.1974
Read: 62 Downloads: 34 Published: 22 April 2021

BACKGROUND/AIMS
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the injury incidence and potential injury risk factors related to deadlifting exercises. 

MATERIAL and METHODS
A total of 50 national deadlift contestants participated in this study. All 50 participants were enquired about demographics, training routines and injury characteristics before the competition via face-to-face interviews. The potential risk factors for common sports injury and deadlift-related injury were evaluated.

RESULTS
Twenty-one participants (42%) sustained any kind of sports injury in the preceding year. Ten participants had injuries  related to deadlifting exercises. The most injured body parts during training were the lumbopelvic area (n=15), shoulder (n=12), and knee (n=4). All 10 athletes who had deadlift-related injuries described complaints over the lumbopelvic area. While all predictors were statistically insignificant in univariate analysis, stretching time was significantly different in multivariate analysis between the injured and non-injured groups of competitors (p=.039). As the stretching time increased, the probability of injury risk also increased.

CONCLUSIONS
All deadlift-related injuries were on the lumbopelvic area. The stretching time was significantly different between the injured and non-injured groups. Every athlete who performed stretches for more than 15 min had deadlift-related lumbopelvic injuries. These results provide useful information for physicians, therapists, and trainers in planning warm-up routines for exercise programs. 

Cite this article as: Demirkıran ND, Kılıç Aİ, Köyağasıoğlu O, Denizhan Demirkıran E. Incidence and Risk Factors of Sports Injuries Among National Competitive Deadlifters. Cyprus J Med Sci 2020; 6(1): 44-9.

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