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dc.contributor.authorBitchell, Charlotte
dc.contributor.authorMathema, Prabhat
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Isabel
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-20T11:43:34Z
dc.date.available2020-01-20T11:43:34Z
dc.date.issued2019-12-04
dc.identifier.citationBitchell, C.L., Mathema, P. and Moore, I.S. (2020) Four-year match injury surveillance in male Welsh professional Rugby Union teams. Physical Therapy in Sport, 42, pp.26-32.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1466-853X
dc.identifier.issn1873-1600 online
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/10897
dc.descriptionArticle published in Physical Therapy in Sport available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.12.001en_US
dc.description.abstractObjectives To report match injury incidence, burden and mechanism over a four-year period in professional male Welsh Regional Rugby Union. Design: Descriptive; Longitudinal. Setting: Welsh Regional Rugby Union. Participants: Four Welsh Regional male Rugby Union teams. Main Outcome Measures: All time-loss injuries sustained between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2016. Incidence (injuries/1000 h), severity (mean and median days lost per injury), burden (days-lost/1000 h) and proportions (%) were calculated. Results: The overall injury incidence and burden was 99.1 injuries/1000 h and 2570.3 days-lost/1000 h. Concussion represented the highest incidence and burden of all specific injuries, with increases in burden from 2012/13 (86.5 days-lost/1000 h) to 2015/16 (302.4 days-lost/1000 h). Acromio-clavicular (AC) joint injuries increased in burden from 2012/13 to 2015/16 (71.3 vs 130.6 days-lost/1000 h). However, anterior thigh haematomas decreased in incidence (8.2 vs 2.4 injuries/1000 h) and burden (48.6 vs 17.7 days lost/1000 h) across the same period. Tackle events contributed to the highest proportion of match injuries (being tackled: 20–31%, tackling: 30–42%). Conclusions: Injury incidence was higher than previously reported for professional Rugby Union. Decreases in anterior thigh haematoma and increases in concussion and AC joint injuries were shown, identifying a change in contact-related match injury risk.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKESS; Welsh Rugby Unionen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPhysical Therapy in Sport;
dc.subjectrugby unionen_US
dc.subjectincidenceen_US
dc.subjectinjuryen_US
dc.subjectburdenen_US
dc.titleFour-year match injury surveillance in male Welsh professional Rugby Union teamsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.12.001
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-12-03
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