Knowledge and prevention of dental trauma in team handball in Switzerland and Germany.

  • Lang B
  • Pohl Y
  • Filippi A
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Abstract

The aim of this work was to conduct a comparative study between Switzerland and Germany about the frequency of dental injuries in handball, athletes' habits of wearing mouthguard, as well as the general level of information about first emergency measures after a dental trauma and the resulting consequences for athletes and their coaches alike. For this, using interviews, seven handball teams each in two countries (Switzerland/Germany) belonging to the amateur and semiprofessional leagues were surveyed. A total of 112 individuals, 28 females and 84 males, were interviewed. Thirty-two of the 112 interviewees have once observed a dental injury; 12 have experienced a dental injury themselves. Only 10 individuals wore a mouthguard. The results show that the area of handball still requires more information and education.

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  • bonn
  • bonn2002
  • habil digital ok
  • handball
  • knowledge
  • medice200307
  • pdf
  • switzerland
  • trauma

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Authors

  • Björn Lang

  • Yango Pohl

  • Andreas Filippi

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