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Original scientific paper

Correlation between the player position and the incidence of injuries in female professional basketball players in the 2016/2017 season

Marija Pocrnjić orcid id ; General hospital Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Ozren Rađenović orcid id ; University of Applied Health Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia
Ivan Jurak orcid id ; University of Applied Health Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia

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Basketball is a sport with a lot of quick movements, landings and turns. Injuries are an integral part of it and special emphasis should be placed on their prevention. Various factors influence the probability of an injury. The factors can be internal (genetic, anatomical, biomechanical, hormonal) and external (surface, footwear), and the mechanism of injury can be in contact with the player or surface or without any contact. In order to reduce injuries, an important role is played by a physiotherapist who, as an integral part of each team, should conduct education, prevention and rehabilitation. According to the available literature, prevention should be included into the training program and take place during a minimum of three workouts per week. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between the frequency of injuries with respect to the player position in the 2016/2017 season. A questionnaire with 9 questions was designed and given to 90 female basketball players from 12 first league teams. No statistically significant difference was found between ankle, knee and Achilles tendon injuries with respect to the player position.


women basketball, most frequent injuries, causes of injuries, physiotherapy, prevention

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