Archive for June 17, 2007
Last of 14 parts.
In our final installment, we look at what should be a relatively safe sport, featuring no contact, and a light, inflatable bladder.
Main results: The rate of injury was very close to the same between practices and game situations. Ankles and knees were the most-reported injuries, but front-line players (middle-blockers) had the most upper-extremity injuries.
Recommendations: Taking better care and preventative measures for ankle and knee injuries
What the study directors missed: Eating disorders and how their onset coincides with injury or underperformance.
What the study directors underreported: Since there was no men’s volleyball study done, there was little basis on which to do a comparison of internal knee derangements.
Equipment recommendations made: None.
Equipment recommendations not made: Better control of neighboring apparatus (net holders, walls, bleachers).