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The incidence of head/neck/orofacial injuries in non-elite Australian football.
J Sci Med Sport 2004; 7(4):451-3JS

Abstract

Injuries to the head/neck/orofacial region are common in contact and collision sports such as Australian Football. A total of 294 players who did not wear headgear from 23 teams from a large metropolitan community football league in Victoria, Australia, were monitored for head/neck/orofacial injuries over one playing season. This short report describes the incidence of head/neck/orofacial injuries in this cohort. Overall, there were 37 head/neck/orofacial injuries reported at a rate of 2.6 injuries/1000 participation hours. Over 70% of these were the result of being struck by another player through inadvertent contact during competitive play. Facial lacerations were most common (0.97/1000 player hours), followed by concussion (0.49/1000 player hours). Nine of the cases were referred to hospital for further treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Sports Injury Prevention Research Unit, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15712501

Citation

Braham, R, et al. "The Incidence of Head/neck/orofacial Injuries in Non-elite Australian Football." Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 7, no. 4, 2004, pp. 451-3.
Braham R, Finch CF, McCrory P. The incidence of head/neck/orofacial injuries in non-elite Australian football. J Sci Med Sport. 2004;7(4):451-3.
Braham, R., Finch, C. F., & McCrory, P. (2004). The incidence of head/neck/orofacial injuries in non-elite Australian football. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 7(4), pp. 451-3.
Braham R, Finch CF, McCrory P. The Incidence of Head/neck/orofacial Injuries in Non-elite Australian Football. J Sci Med Sport. 2004;7(4):451-3. PubMed PMID: 15712501.
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