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1 Chapter 9: Mechanisms and Characteristics of Sports Trauma

2 What is trauma? What is trauma? A physical injury or wound sustained in sport and produced by external or internal force.

3 Tissues have relative abilities to resist a particular load. If the tissue is stronger, what will happen? The greater magnitude of load it can withstand.

4 List and define the five type of tissue stresses: a. Tension force that pulls or stretches tissue force that pulls or stretches tissue b. Stretching stretching beyond the yield point leads to rupturing of soft tissue or fracturing of a bone stretching beyond the yield point leads to rupturing of soft tissue or fracturing of a bone c. Compression a force that, with enough energy, crushes tissue a force that, with enough energy, crushes tissue d. Shearing a force that moves across the parallel organization of the tissue a force that moves across the parallel organization of the tissue e. Bending force on a horizontal beam or bone that places stresses within the structure, causing it to bend or strain force on a horizontal beam or bone that places stresses within the structure, causing it to bend or strain

5 What are the two categories of soft (non-bony) tissue and give examples a. non-contractile skin, joint capsules, ligaments, fascia, cartilage, dura mater, nerve roots nerve roots skin, joint capsules, ligaments, fascia, cartilage, dura mater, nerve roots nerve roots b. contractile muscle, tendons, bony insertions muscle, tendons, bony insertions

6 What is the skin (integument)? External covering of the body

7 What does the skin represent? The body’s largest organ

8 The skin consist of what two layers? Epidermis and dermis

9 List the numerous mechanical forces that can adversely affect the skin’s integrity: a. friction or rubbing b. scraping c. compression or pressure d. tearing e. cutting f. Penetrating

10 How are skin wounds classified? According to the mechanical force that causes them

11 List and define the different types of wound classifications:

12 a. friction blister continuous rubbing over the surface of the skin causes a collection of fluid below or within the epidermal layer called a blister

13 b. abrasion common conditions in which the skin is scraped against a rough surface. The epidermis and dermis are worn away, exposing numerous blood capillaries

14 c. skin bruise when a blow compresses or crushes the skin surface and produces bleeding under the skin, the condition is defined as a bruise, or contusion

15 d. laceration a wound in which the flesh has been irregularly torn

16 e. skin avulsion skin that is torn by the same mechanism as a laceration to the extent that the tissue is completely ripped from its source is an avulsion injury

17 f. incision a wound in which the skin has been sharply cut

18 g. puncture penetrations of the skin by a sharp object

19 What are the three types of muscles within the body? Smooth Smooth Cardiac Cardiac Striated (skeletal) Striated (skeletal)

20 Which muscle is of major concern in sports medicine? Striated (skeletal) muscle

21 What are the two categories of acute muscle injuries? Contusions Contusions Strains Strains

22 How does one receive a contusion? Sudden traumatic blow to the body

23 What is the range of intensity of a contusion? Deep to superficial

24 What is typical in cases of severe contusions? a. the athlete reports being struck by a hard blow b. the blow causes pain and a transitory paralysis caused by pressure on and shock to the motor and sensory nerves c. palpation often reveals a hard area, indurated because of internal hemorrhage d. ecchymosis, or tissue discoloration, may take place

25 What is a strain? A stretch, tear, or rip in the muscle or adjacent tissue such as the fascia or muscle tendon

26 How are strains most often produced? Abnormal muscular contraction

27 What is the cause of abnormal muscular contraction? It is fault in the reciprocal coordination of the agonist and antagonist muscles take place. The cause of this fault or uncoordination is a mystery. However, possible explanations are that it may be related to: a mineral imbalance caused by profuse sweating a mineral imbalance caused by profuse sweating to fatigue metabolites collected in the muscle itself to fatigue metabolites collected in the muscle itself to a strength imbalance between agonist and antagonist muscles. to a strength imbalance between agonist and antagonist muscles.

28 What is a grade 1 (or 1 st degree or 1°) strain? Slight over-stretching to mild tearing (20%) of the muscle fibers. It is accompanied by local pain, which is increased by tension in the muscle, and a minor loss of strength. There is mild swelling, ecchymosis, and local tenderness.

29 What is a grade 2 (or 2 nd degree or 2°) strain? Moderate tearing (20% - 70%) of the muscle fibers. It is similar to a grade 1, but has moderate signs and symptoms (moderate loss of strength, moderate swelling, ecchymosis, and local tenderness).

30 What is a grade 3 (or 3 rd degree or 3°) strain? Has signs and symptoms that are severe (severe swelling, ecchymosis, and local tenderness) with a loss of muscle function and, commonly, a palpable defect in the muscle.

31 What does a tendon attach? Muscle to bone

32 Because a tendon is usually double the strength of the muscle it serves, where do tears commonly occur? At the muscle belly, musculotendinous junction, or bony attachment

33 What is a cramp? A painful involuntary contraction of a skeletal muscle or muscle group.

34 Cramps have been attributed to what? A lack of water or other electrolytes in relation to muscle fatigue.

35 What is a spasm? A reflexive reaction caused by trauma of the musculoskeletal system

36 List and define the two types of spasms or cramps: a. clonic – alternating involuntary muscular contraction and relaxation in quick succession b. tonic – rigid muscle contraction that lasts a period of time.

37 Muscle cramps or spasms may lead to what? Muscle strain

38 What is one constant problem in physical conditioning and training? Overexertion

39 How is exercise over-dosage reflected? Muscle soreness Muscle soreness Decreased joint flexibility Decreased joint flexibility General fatigue 24 hours after activity. General fatigue 24 hours after activity.

40 What are the four specific indicators of possible overexertion? a. acute muscle soreness b. delayed muscle soreness c. muscle stiffness d. muscle cramping

41 List and define the two types of muscle soreness: a. Acute-onset muscle soreness – which accompanies fatigue. This muscle pain is transient and occurs during and immediately after exercise. b. Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) – becomes most intense after 24 to 48 hours and then gradually subsides so that the muscle becomes symptom-free after 3 or 4 days. (This second type of pain is described as a syndrome of delayed muscle pain leading to increased muscle tension, swelling, stiffness, and resistance to stretch).

42 What are the possible causes for delayed-onset muscle soreness? It may occur from very small tears in the muscle tissue, which seems to be more likely with eccentric or isometric contractions. It may occur from very small tears in the muscle tissue, which seems to be more likely with eccentric or isometric contractions. It may also occur because of disruption of the connective tissue that hold muscle tendon fibers together. It may also occur because of disruption of the connective tissue that hold muscle tendon fibers together.

43 What is muscle stiffness? Muscle stiffness does not produce pain. It occurs when a group of muscles have been worked for a long period of time. The fluids that collect in the muscles during and after exercise are absorbed into the bloodstream at a slow rate. As a result, the muscle becomes swollen, shorter, and thicker and therefore resists stretch.

44 What can be done to assist in reducing muscle stiffness? Light exercise Light exercise Massage Massage Passive mobilization Passive mobilization

45 What is muscle guarding? Following injury, the muscle that surrounds the injured area contract, in effect, splint that area, thus minimizing pain by limiting movement. (Quite often this splinting is incorrectly referred to as a muscle spasm)

46 How do chronic injuries usually progress? Slowly, over a long period of time.

47 Often, what leads to a chronic condition? Repeated acute injuries

48 How does an acute injury cause a chronic injury? If the acute injury is managed improperly or that allows an athlete to return to activity before healing has completely occurred.

49 What is myositis/fasciitis? Inflammation of the muscle tissue

50 What is tendonitis? Inflammation of tendon-muscle attachments, tendons, or both

51 What is tenosynovitis? Inflammation of the synovial sheath surrounding a tendon

52 What is atrophy? The wasting away of muscle tissue

53 What may cause atrophy? Immobilization of a body part Immobilization of a body part Inactivity Inactivity Loss of nerve stimulation Loss of nerve stimulation

54 What is a muscle contracture? An abnormal shortening of a muscle tissue in which there is a great deal of resistance to passive stretch

55 What do joints consists of? Cartilage and fibrous connective tissue

56 What is a joint capsule? Bones of a diarthrotic (freely movable) joint are held together by a cuff of fibrous tissue

57 What are ligaments? Sheets or bundles of collagen fibers that form a connection between two bones Attach bone to bone

58 Ligaments fall into what two categories? Intrinsic – occurring within the articular capsule Intrinsic – occurring within the articular capsule Extrinsic – separate from the capsular thickening Extrinsic – separate from the capsular thickening

59 What is articular cartilage and what does it do? Connective tissue that provides firm and flexible support

60 What are the major acute injuries that happen to synovial joints? Sprains Sprains Subluxations Subluxations Dislocations Dislocations

61 What is a sprain? Stretching or total tearing of the stabilizing connective tissues (ligaments)

62 What is a grade 1 (or 1 st degree or 1°) sprain? Slight over-stretching to mild tearing (20%) of the ligament. It is characterized by some pain, minimum loss of function, mild point tenderness, little or no swelling, and no abnormal motion when tested.

63 What is a grade 2 (or 2 nd degree or 2°) sprain? Moderate tearing (20% - 70%) of the ligament. There is pain, moderate loss of function, swelling, and in some cases slight to moderate instability.

64 What is a grade 3 (or 3 rd degree or 3°) sprain? It is extremely painful, with major loss of function, severe instability, tenderness, and swelling.

65 What is a subluxation? Partial dislocations in which an incomplete separation between two articulating bones occurs.

66 What is a dislocation (luxation)? Total disunion of bone apposition between articulating surfaces

67 What are several factors that are important in recognizing and evaluating dislocations? Loss of limb function Loss of limb function Deformity Deformity Swelling Swelling Point tenderness Point tenderness

68 What are the two major categories of chronic joint injuries? Osteochondrosis Osteochondrosis Traumatic arthritis Traumatic arthritis

69 What is osteochondrosis? Degenerative changes in the ossification centers of the epiphysis of bones

70 What is traumatic arthritis? With repeated microtrauma to the articular joint surfaces, the bone and synovium thicken, and pain, muscle spasm, and articular crepitus, or grating on movement occur.

71 What is a bursa? A fluid-filled sac found at places at which friction might occur within body tissues.

72 What is bursitis? Inflammation of bursa at sites of bony prominences between muscle and tendon.

73 What is capsulitis and synovitis? Chronic inflammatory conditions of the joints.

74 What are the five basic functions of bone? Body support Body support Organ protection Organ protection Movement Movement Calcium reservation Calcium reservation Formation of blood cells Formation of blood cells

75 What are the three classifications of bone trauma? Periostitis Periostitis Acute fractures Acute fractures Stress fractures Stress fractures

76 What is periostitis? Inflammation of the periosteum (bone covering)

77 What is an acute bone fracture? A partial or complete interruption in a bone’s continuity

78 What is a stress fracture? Rhythmic muscle action performed over a period of time at a sub-threshold level causes the stress-bearing capacity of a bone to be exceeded

79 What are the typical causes of stress fractures in sports? Coming back into competition too soon after an injury or illness Coming back into competition too soon after an injury or illness Going from one event to another without proper training in the second event Going from one event to another without proper training in the second event Starting initial training too quickly Starting initial training too quickly Changing habits or the environment Changing habits or the environment


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