of Oradea, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Physiotherapy Department,
youngsters choose dance as a sport activity. Despite the risk of
accidents, break-dance is a favorite because of the mastership it
requires and the spectacular result. Injuries are common and often
Methods. 11 break-dancers, members of a hip-hop club have
been assessed. They followed a general clinic and locomotor evaluation;
pain and dysfunction were recorded. If necessary, the subjects have
been x-rayed and imagistic evaluated.
biological state was proper, considering sport performances, at all
subjects; localized pain: at wrist - 8 subjects (72.72%), cervical
spine - 7 subjects (63.63%), lumbar spine - 3 subjects (27.27%),
recognized training or competitive activity injury - 5 subjects
(45.45%). Fractures identified with X-ray assessment at: cervical spine
- 1 subject (9.09%), carpal bones - 5 subjects (45.45%). None of the
dancers used any medical aid at all.
how to break-dance represents a challenge, requiring however special
attention and measures of precaution. To avoid injuries, it would be
necessary to expand the specialized controlled training to amateurs and
words: break-dance, injuries, controlled training.