|Year : 2013 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 105-106
Zygomatic arch fracture in a kabaddi player
Shishir Ram Shetty1, Prasanna Kumar Rao2
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
|Date of Web Publication||20-Dec-2013|
Shishir Ram Shetty
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka
Kabaddi is a contact sport played in some of the Asian countries. Injuries occurring in this contact sport has not been highlighted or researched to the optimum level. We are hereby presenting a rare report of zygomatic fracture in a kabaddi player.
كابادي هي رياضة اتصال جسدي تمارس في بعض دول آسيا ولم تتم دراسة أو إجراء أبحاث عن الإصابات التي قد تحدث في هذه الرياضة .
نقدم هنا تقرير حالة نادرة من كسر قوس العظم الوجني في لاعب كابادي
Keywords: Fracture, kabaddi, zygomatic arch
|How to cite this article:|
Shetty SR, Rao PK. Zygomatic arch fracture in a kabaddi player. Saudi J Sports Med 2013;13:105-6
| Introduction|| |
The sport of kabaddi requires offensive and defensive skills excellent neuromuscular coordination and enormous stamina. Injuries are common during this sport. We report one such case of injury occurring during this sport .
| Case Report|| |
A 17-year-old Kabbadi player reported to us with a facial injury during the match. On examination lacerations on the temporal area and subconjunctival hemorrhage on the right side were noticed [Figure 1]. Palpation revealed tenderness over the area. A jug handle view (modified submento-vertex view to visualize zygomatic arches) radiograph was made for assessment of injury [Figure 2]. The jug handle view revealed a 'W' shaped defect in the zygomatic arch of the right side. Based on this a diagnosis of the fracture of zygomatic arch was made. The fracture was reduces surgically and the patient was discharged after 1 week of hospital admission.
|Figure 1: Lacerations on the temporal area and subconjunctival hemorrhage on the right side|
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| Discussion|| |
Kabaddi is traditionally an outdoor game played in most parts of India and some parts of Asia (India, Iran, Pakistan-major playing nations) with minor technique variations.  This sport requires stamina, agility, neuromuscular coordination, lung capacity, quick reflexes and presence of mind.  The game of Kabaddi requires offensive as well as defensive skills that include pre-consideration of the raid, taking cant and entry, tracing the path, foot work, attacking tactics, and returning back thus making the players prone to many types of sports-related injuries. , Concussions and distortions are the predominant nature of injury sustained during Kabaddi matches.  Upper extremities are most susceptible to injuries followed by lower extremities. Most often contact with the opponent is the most common cause for injury.  We have presented a short report of zygomatic arch fracture in a Kabaddi player.
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