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Vol. 41. Issue 151.
Pages 95-99 (July 2006)
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Vol. 41. Issue 151.
Pages 95-99 (July 2006)
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Lesions in the European Cup
María C Martín Fernándeza, Consuelo Sánchez Arjonab, Carlos Melero Romerob, Ana Navarro Sanzc, Yolanda Ruiz Martínezd, Juan Elena Gamboad
a Centro Andaluz de Medicina del Deporte (CAMD). Málaga. España.
b Centro Andaluz de Medicina del Deporte. Málaga. España.
c Fundación Deportiva Ayuntamiento de Málaga. Málaga.
d Centro Andaluz Medicina del Deporte (CAMD). Málaga.
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Introduction and objectives: The European Cup was created by Bruno Zauli. This year the competition was held in Malaga (Spain). Our objective was to determine the health problems produced and their frequency. Methods: A descriptive, prospective study was performed. Clinical history, the Excel program, and a literature search were used. Results: Twenty-three patients were treated: 10 athletes and 13 non-athletes. According to role, 18.59% were field judges, 24.79% worked in organization, 8.68% were reporters, and 47.94% were athletes. By sex, 56.52% were men and 43.48% were women. Country of origin was Spain in 43.38%, Italy in 18.9%, Britain in 9.68%, Russia in 9.68%, Romania in 9.68%, Ukrain in 4.34%, and Finland in 4.34%. Reasons for consultation were pain in 46.68%, injuries in 38.22%, dizziness in 9%, and insect bites in 4%. Diagnosis was muscle-skeleton injuries in 40%, injuries in 38.32%, sunstroke in 9%, headache in 4.34%, gastroenteritis in 4.34%, and insect bites in 4%. Treatments consisted of cryotherapy in 26.08%, physiotherapy in 4.34%, compression bandaging in 4.34%, pharmacotherapy in 34.78%, topical treatments in 47.82%, and water therapy in 8.69%. Conclusions: Demand for healthcare at these events is low; consultation is more frequent during the competition. Sunstroke is frequent in athletes from eastern Europe. The most common diagnosis was musculoskeletal injuries. Most transfers to hospital were for this reason, although the number of transfers was small. In conclusion, healthcare provision to athletes and non-athletes was sufficient to meet requirements.

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