EPIDEMIOLOGY OF SOFT TISSUE TRAUMAS IN DISTRICT OF SHKODRAJournal: International journal of ecosystems and ecology science (IJEES) (Vol.5, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2015-02-02
Authors : Arsen Hoxha; Tahir Hysa;
Page : 145-152
Keywords : muscle trauma; sports; injury; muscles;
The soft tissue injuries of the lower extremities, are a very frequent injury in the everyday practise of sport medicine. These injuries may be found in many types of sport, but are more frequently associated with football. Injuries due to different causes are part of our everyday’s routine. More commonly they occur due to automobilistic accidents, due to the work in agriculture,in industry,in construction,at home and even during mild to moderate sport activities. The aim of the study is to give an epidemiological overview of muscular sports trauma, in Shkodra district. This is a prospective study including patients with muscular injuries in different sports activities as well as during various accidents presented for imaging examinations in Shkodra Regional Hospital and Medical Clinic "Medicare" in Shkodra during 2010-2013. A tip file, which included patients’ socio-demographic characteristics and clinical data was used for this study. .252 patients underwent examination. 94 (87.8%) were male and 13 (14.12%) females. The mean age was 36.9 ± 14.2 years (range 16-70). Of 252 patients, 96 (38%) had femoral injuries, 42 (16.7%) tibial, 31 (12.3%) injuries of the knee, 28 (11.1%) of the feet, 29 (11.5%) of the tendon of Achilles and 26 (10.3 %) had various injuries. Ultrasound signs in 156 (61.9%) cases presented with muscular fibers rupture, in 29 (11.5%) cases with tendon of Achilles injuries, while 67 (26.6%) cases presented the image of the bell.
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