Injuries to Professional and Amateur Kickboxing Contestants: A 15-Year Retrospective Cohort Study
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Kickboxing is a group of full-contact combat sports that allows both kicking and punching from a standing position. Despite its popularity, there is a scarcity of published data elucidating the injury epidemiology in kickboxing.
To determine the injury incidence, describe the injury pattern, and identify potential risk factors for injury in kickboxing.
Descriptive epidemiology study.
Injuries are frequent and often significant in kickboxing, and better injury surveillance is strongly recommended. The scarcity of good-quality epidemiological data in kickboxing, especially pertaining to the severity of injuries, underscores the urgent need for further research, whereupon evidence-informed sport safety and injury prevention policies can be developed.
athletic injuries; epidemiology; head injuries; kickboxing; martial arts
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