Trauma & Injury Classification

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Unformatted text preview: Trauma & Injury Classification Chapter 9 Main Causes of Athletic Injuries • ____________________ – Strength/power/endurance, CV, flexibility • ____________________ – Physical exhaustion, staleness, boredom, overtraining • _____________________ – Poor technique training, overtraining Main Causes of Athletic Injuries • __________________________ – Predisposition to injury / illness • _________________________ – It’s gonna happen • __________________________ – Heat or cold induced Acute Injuries • ____________ onset • ____________ < 72 hrs • ___________-trauma • Ex: Fx, sprain, strain, contusion • Subacute Stage – Acute onset injuries that are > 72 hrs – No quite chronic yet Chronic / Persistent Injuries • Typically ” ___________” injuries • Caused by repetitive ___________-trauma • Ex: Tendinitis,Stress fx, bursitis • Chronic ankle sprain? Sprains • Acute injury to ______________________ _________________________________ _ – _____________: connect bone to bone – _____________: reinforce joints – _____________: provide nutrients / lubrication to joints • Occur when forces are exerted beyond the normal anatomical limits of the structure Grade 1 / 1 st degree / mild • Stretching of the tissues • S/S: • TX: – RICE, STP, protect for activity • Usually play w/ it • 7-10 d’s, Grade II / 2 nd degree / moderate • Partial tearing of structures • S/S: • TX: • RICE, STP, immobilize briefly for healing / protection, refer to physician, activity to tolerance if safe w/ protection, tape / brace/ support upon return • 2-3 weeks Grade III / 3 rd degree/ major / tear • Substantial tearing of structures • S/S: – Pain may quickly subside if nerve is injured • TX: – RICE, STP, refer to physician, possible surgery, brace/ support / protect upon return • 4-6 weeks minimum Strains • Acute injury to ___________________ – __________ allow us to function / move – __________ connect muscle to bone • Caused by abnormal contraction or stretching of a muscle / tendon beyond its capacity Grade I / 1 st degree / minor • Stretching of tissues • S/S: • TX: – RICE, STP, very light stretch, activity to tolerance, • 7-10 days Grade II / 2 nd Degree / Moderate • Partial tearing of structure • S/S: • TX: – RICE, STP, very light stretching w/o pain, refer to physician, activity to tolerance? w/ support / protection, • 2-3 weeks Grade III / 3...
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course KIN 312 taught by Professor Downey during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.

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