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Shariff AH, George J, Ramlan AA
Correspondence: Dr Mohamad Shariff A Hamid, email@example.com
Introduction The purpose of this study was to investigate the pattern of musculoskeletal injuries sustained by Malaysian badminton players.
Methods This is a retrospective case notes review of all badminton players who attended the National Sports Institute (NSI) Clinic, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and were diagnosed with musculoskeletal injuries.
Result In a two and a half year period, from January 2005 to June 2007, 469 musculoskeletal injuries were diagnosed among badminton players at the NSI Clinic. The mean age of the players who attended the clinic was 19.2 (range 13–52) years. Approximately 60 percent of the injuries occurred in players younger than 20 years of age. The majority of injuries (91.5 percent) were categorised as mild overuse injury and mostly involved the knee.
Conclusion The majority of the injuries sustained by badminton players in this study were due to overuse, primarily in the knee. The majority of the injuries were diagnosed in younger players and occurred during training/practice sessions. There was no difference in terms of incidence and types of injuries between the genders.
Singapore Med J 2009; 50(11): 1095-1097