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Étude épidémiologique et influence du chaussage dans les traumatismes de cheville, en randonnée pédestre, 2013-2014

Abstract : Context: Hiking is one of the most popular athletic activities in France. It is practiced by a large segment of the general public, however, it is also the single largest cause of injury in the mountains during the summer. The ankle is the body part which is most affected even when proper technical shoes are worn. Objective: The aim of this study was to describe and compare ankle, leg, and foot injuries with respect to the height of the hiking shoe. Methods: Monocentric, retrospective epidemiological study carried out while on emergency duty at Grenoble South Hospital between January 2013 and December 2014. Results: One hundred and twenty six patients were included in the study. High top shoes did not prevent any more fractures and sprains when compared to low top shoes (p = 0,876). Ankle injuries were the most common (80,1%), with 32,3% being sprains, 25,6% external malleolus fractures, 12% serious ankle sprains, and 11,3% bimalleolar fractures. Women suffered more fractures (58%) while men suffered more sprains (68%) for the same height and type of shoes (p=0,029). With regard to typology, 71,4% of the patients were women and 55,6% were more than 50 years-old. 80 percent of accidents occurred during the afternoon, 53% were the result of slipping, and 69% took place during descent. Conclusion: We were not able to determine that the height of shoes had any influence on ankle injuries sustained while hiking.
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Mickael Pecollet. Étude épidémiologique et influence du chaussage dans les traumatismes de cheville, en randonnée pédestre, 2013-2014. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2015. ⟨dumas-01254429⟩

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