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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 105-106

Zygomatic arch fracture in a kabaddi player


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 Publication20-Dec-2013

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Shishir Ram Shetty
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-6308.123397

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  Abstract 

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.

  Abstract in Arabic 

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

How to cite this URL:
Shetty SR, Rao PK. Zygomatic arch fracture in a kabaddi player. Saudi J Sports Med [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Jun 25];13:105-6. Available from: https://www.sjosm.org/text.asp?2013/13/2/105/123397


  Introduction Top


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 Top


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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Figure 2: Jug handle radiographic view of the patient

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  Discussion Top


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. [1] This sport requires stamina, agility, neuromuscular coordination, lung capacity, quick reflexes and presence of mind. [1] 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. [2],[3] Concussions and distortions are the predominant nature of injury sustained during Kabaddi matches. [4] Upper extremities are most susceptible to injuries followed by lower extremities. Most often contact with the opponent is the most common cause for injury. [4] We have presented a short report of zygomatic arch fracture in a Kabaddi player.

 
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1.Dey SK, Khanna GL, Batra M. Morphological and physiological studies on Indian national kabaddi players. Br J Sports Med 1993;27:237-42.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Sangwan SS, Aditya A, Siwach RC. Isolated traumatic rupture of the adductor longus muscle. Indian J Med Sci 1994;48:186-7.  Back to cited text no. 2
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3.Ganorkar SW, Vaidya VA. Injury incidence among kabaddi players during the two all-India level tournaments. J Indian Med Assoc 1973;60:240-3.  Back to cited text no. 3
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4.Sen J. Injury profiles of Indian female kabaddi players. Int J Appl Sports Sci 2004;16:23-8.  Back to cited text no. 4
    


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