PREVENTIVE EQUIPMENT AND TAPING IN SPORTS
Aynur Sevgi ARSLAN
Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Spor Hekimliği Anabilim Dalı, İzmir
Keywords: Sports injuries, preventive equipment, taping, athletes
During sport events, athletes are faced with the risk of injury. Treatment following injury may be expensive, tiresome and time consuming. Athletes’ performance may decline following recovery and injuries may lead to permanent disability or even death. The usage of protective equipment and bandaging are important methods to prevent and/or reduce severity of sports injuries. In this review, protective equipment and bandaging are discussed from the perspective of sports injury prevention, with pertaining literature.