Epidemiological aspects of basketball injuries in young players

F. Benazzo, G. Zanon, J. M. Moreno Hidalgo, F. Rivolta, G. Bonzanini

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Basketball is one of the most frequently practised juvenile sports. Specific studies of its injury incidence, however, are lacking in the literature. This paper illustrates the data covering a period of 8 months (2000-2001 season) obtained from a questionnaire filled in by 488 male and female players aged 12-17 belonging to 34 teams. The 99 accidents (78 M, 21 F) recorded represented a percentage of 0.20% per athlete (0.208% M, 0.197% F). They were nearly all slight (95.9%). No significant consequences followed the remaining 4.1% for which hospitalisation was necessary, whereas more than one recurrence of a tibiotarsal sprain figured among the slight accidents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-172
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Sports Traumatology and Related Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001


  • Basketball
  • Epidemiology
  • Injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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