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Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte
Print version ISSN 1517-8692
ARENA, Simone Sagres and CARAZZATO, João Gilberto. Relation between medical clinical monitoring and the incidence of sports injuries in young athletes of São Paulo. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2007, vol.13, n.4, pp. 217-221. ISSN 1517-8692. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-86922007000400001.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the relation between medical clinical monitoring and the incidence of the main sports injuries found in young athletes in sports modalities such basketball, indoor soccer and volleyball from 20 clubs located in São Paulo (Brazil). To obtain those data, a questionnaire was applied to 323 athletes and surveys were performed among eight physicians. The results of the study showed a total of 343 injuries or 1,7 injury/athlete/year. In basketball, there was not statistic relation between rates of injury and clinical monitoring in the club. In indoor soccer and volleyball, the rate of injury was bigger with clinical monitoring, because the injuries of less gravity do not are detected in clubs without physician. This study suggest specialized clinical care for young in sports clubs.
Keywords : Sports medicine; Clubs; Adolescents.