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Nik Azlan Nik Muhamad Noor Haliza Hassan


This study is a descriptive epidemiology about frequency of injuries, characteristics, and type of injuries incurred during the 16th National Silat Championships 2012 competitions. This was a retrospective study by using a Pre Hospital Care Emergency Medicine PPUKM Form. All injuries sustained during the competition days were documented. The total number of participants involved in this tournament was 158 (114 males and 44 females). 51.6% participants sustained various injuries during the competition. The common sites of injuries involved the upper and lower extremities. The injuries sustained consist of swelling, fracture, dislocation, muscle sprain, strain and others. Most of the injuries were minor and did not require hospitalization. This study identified that soft tissue injuries due to blunt trauma were common among the silat participants. Strict observation of the tournament regulations, vigorous training and protective measures or equipments may contribute to the absence of severe or serious injury.






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