Incidence and risk factors of lower leg fractures in Belgian soccer players
Vanlommel, Luc × Vanlommel, Jan Bollars, Peter Quisquater, Laurent Van Crombrugge, Kris Corten, Kristoff Bellemans, Johan #
Injury vol:44 issue:12 pages:1847-50
Soccer is the world's most popular sport and one that is physically demanding and highly competitive. Consequently, the rate of injuries resulting from this sport is only increasing. It is estimated that 2-20% of all such injuries are fractures, one-third of which are located in the lower extremities. The aim of this epidemiological study was to investigate the incidence of lower-leg fractures (LLFs) in Belgian soccer players and determine the possible risk factors that lead to them.