Handball injuries: Epidemiology and injury characterization: Part 2

Sports epidemiologic analysis does not rely only on demographic factors but rather the sum of factors controlling the presence or absence of injuries. These factors relate to sports-specific aspects which single out one sport from another and possibly contribute to the injury profile in the sport. The sport of handball is unique in the fact that it is not only a throwing or pivoting sport but also a contact sport. It is unique in the length of the game (60 min; 30 × 30 min), the different playing positions, the free substitutions, and the fast play-renewal after each scored goal which gives the game a fast and distinctive dynamic nature—all these contribute to unique injury characteristics, specific for the sport. This chapter will focus on the sports-specific factors in handball and attempt to characterize injury distribution according to these factors.
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Subjects: injury damage health handball sport training competition etiology statistics performance capacity load
Notations: sport games biological and medical sciences
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-55892-8_12
Published in: Handball Sports Medicine
Editors: L. Laver, P. Landreau, R. Seil, N. Popovic
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer 2018
Pages: 155-165
Document types: book
Language: English
Level: advanced