Acetabular fractures following rugby tackles: a case series

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/146560
Title:
Acetabular fractures following rugby tackles: a case series
Authors:
Good, Daniel W; Leonard, Michael; Lui, Darren; Morris, Seamus; McElwain, John P
Citation:
Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2011 Oct 05;5(1):505
Issue Date:
5-Oct-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/146560
Abstract:
Abstract Introduction Rugby is the third most popular team contact sport in the world and is increasing in popularity. In 1995, rugby in Europe turned professional, and with this has come an increased rate of injury. Case presentation In a six-month period from July to December, two open reduction and internal fixations of acetabular fractures were performed in young Caucasian men (16 and 24 years old) who sustained their injuries after rugby tackles. Both of these cases are described as well as the biomechanical factors contributing to the fracture and the recovery. Acetabular fractures of the hip during sport are rare occurrences. Conclusion Our recent experience of two cases over a six-month period creates concern that these high-energy injuries may become more frequent as rugby continues to adopt advanced training regimens. Protective equipment is unlikely to reduce the forces imparted across the hip joint; however, limiting 'the tackle' to only two players may well reduce the likelihood of this life-altering injury.
Item Type:
Journal Article

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dc.contributor.authorGood, Daniel W-
dc.contributor.authorLeonard, Michael-
dc.contributor.authorLui, Darren-
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Seamus-
dc.contributor.authorMcElwain, John P-
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-24T15:12:33Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-24T15:12:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-05-
dc.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-5-505-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Medical Case Reports. 2011 Oct 05;5(1):505-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/146560-
dc.description.abstractAbstract Introduction Rugby is the third most popular team contact sport in the world and is increasing in popularity. In 1995, rugby in Europe turned professional, and with this has come an increased rate of injury. Case presentation In a six-month period from July to December, two open reduction and internal fixations of acetabular fractures were performed in young Caucasian men (16 and 24 years old) who sustained their injuries after rugby tackles. Both of these cases are described as well as the biomechanical factors contributing to the fracture and the recovery. Acetabular fractures of the hip during sport are rare occurrences. Conclusion Our recent experience of two cases over a six-month period creates concern that these high-energy injuries may become more frequent as rugby continues to adopt advanced training regimens. Protective equipment is unlikely to reduce the forces imparted across the hip joint; however, limiting 'the tackle' to only two players may well reduce the likelihood of this life-altering injury.-
dc.titleAcetabular fractures following rugby tackles: a case series-
dc.typeJournal Article-
dc.language.rfc3066en-
dc.rights.holderGood et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.-
dc.description.statusPeer Reviewed-
dc.date.updated2011-10-23T15:06:40Z-
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