عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and Aim: The main activities in handball and volleyball players occurs with upper limb, so the prevalence of injury in upper extremity is high than other organs. The purpose of this study was to identify the upper extremity injuries in handball and volleyball players in Iranian clubs and its relationship with some physical features. Materials and Methods: 80 subjects as handball (n=45, age 24.71±3.62 yr, height 186.58±5.67 cm and weight 86.66±9.81 kg) and volleyball players (n=35, age 25.71±4.57 yr, height 193.59±5.92 cm and weight 88.02±6.93 kg) were non-randomly participated in this study.A researcher-made questionnaire with 0.84 reliability was provided to determine the type of injuries.. anthropometrical parameters such as: height and Arm span, biacromial breadth (shoulder width), shoulder-elbow length, elbow-wrist length and carrying angle were measured by suitable divices. . After determining the normal distributionBy Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, Spearman correlation coefficient was used to determine the relationship between variables and Significant level was set as pResults: The results showed a significant negative correlation between sprain injuries in upper extremity and the biacromial breadth in athletes (p=0.007), moreover, a significant positive correlation was found between upper extremity fractures, and weight (p=0.02), height (p=0.01), Arm Span (p=0.01), shoulder width (p=0.01), the top arm's length (p=0.01), the arm's length in non-dominant hand (p=0.01) and the forearm in non-dominant hand (p=0.04). Conclusion: Some anthropometric parameters can be related with prevalence of upper extremity injuries in volleyball and handball players, so it can be considered as a one is important risk factor. Accordingly, giving consideration to athletes' preparation exercises on motor patterns, muscles and involved joints is among the most functional preventive strategies that can be useful to reduce sport injuries and promote championship life of elite athletes.
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