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J Hand Surg Br. 1993 Feb;18(1):122-4.

Injuries to the hand in rugby union football.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

Abstract

Hand injuries are a common consequence of playing rugby. A prospective study of all rugby injuries referred to a hand clinic over the course of one season was carried out. 72 patients with such injuries were seen. There were 46 fractures and 26 soft tissue injuries. A substantial number were caused deliberately by opponents. One-third of the injuries were thought to be preventable.

PMID:
8436848
DOI:
10.1016/0266-7681(93)90210-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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