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Epidemiology of injuries in full-contact combat sports

@article{Lystad2015EpidemiologyOI,
  title={Epidemiology of injuries in full-contact combat sports},
  author={Reidar P. Lystad},
  journal={Australasian epidemiologist},
  year={2015},
  volume={22},
  pages={14-18}
}
  • R. Lystad
  • Published 1 August 2015
  • Medicine, Education
  • Australasian epidemiologist
As in any sport, there is an inherent risk of injury to practitioners of combative martial arts. Notwithstanding the potential for injury, there has not been a concerted effort to clearly elucidate the injury problem in full-contact combat sports. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the injury incidence, injury pattern, and injury severity in six popular and commonly practiced full-contact combat sports. Data from a total of 47 observational studies suggest that there is a… 

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