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Table 3 Characteristics of reported injury in Muay Thai fights (n = 108) by nature, mechanism, body region, severity

From: Epidemiology of Muay Thai fight-related injuries

Nature Number Percent
 Bruise/Contusion 43 38.7
 Cut/Laceration 16 14.4
 Swelling/Inflammation 15 13.5
 Fracture 14 12.6
 Concussion 6 5.4
 Sprain, Strain, Overexertion 12 10.8
Mechanism
 Struck by opponent 75 67.6
 Collision with opponent 24 12.3
 Lifting/Pulling 2 1.8
 Other (Struck opponent) 10 9.0
Primary body region injured
 Extremities 65 58.6
 Head/Neck 34 30.6
 Trunk/Torso 12 10.8
Injury severity
 Injury did not interfere with completion of fight 72 66.7
 Injury affected performance, but not completion of fight 7 3.6
 Injury did interfere with completion of fight, but not subsequent training/fighting 7 3.6
 Injury did interfere with completion of fight and affected subsequent training/fighting 22 11.3