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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035977/long-term-safety-of-using-local-anesthetic-injections-in-professional-rugby-league-for-modified-indications
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Safaa Sebak, John W Orchard, Leigh D Golding, Elizabeth Steet, Steph A Brennan, Ameer Ibrahim
OBJECTIVE: To assess and evaluate the long-term safety of local anesthetic injections before or during games in professional rugby league players. DESIGN: Retrospective case series; Level of evidence, 4. SETTING: Professional rugby league team. PARTICIPANTS: Sydney Roosters players over a 6-year period (2008-2013), who had been administered a local anesthetic injection for an injury before or during a match to aid return to play...
October 5, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866109/a-three-year-epidemiological-prospective-cohort-study-of-rugby-league-match-injuries-from-the-european-super-league
#2
Anna C Fitzpatrick, Adam S Naylor, Peter Myler, Colin Robertson
OBJECTIVES: Conduct a comprehensive epidemiological study of match injury characteristics (incidence, severity, causes, diagnostics, and temporal trends) in professional rugby league. DESIGN: Prospective cohort design. METHODS: Data was captured over the 2013, '14, and '15 seasons, collected via an online-reporting survey tool, and underpinned by nominal group technique-agreed definitions. Injury details were provided by club medical staff in accordance to the survey fields from all European Super League teams (e...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831759/evidence-of-concussion-signs-in-national-rugby-league-match-play-a-video-review-and-validation-study
#3
Andrew J Gardner, David R Howell, Christopher R Levi, Grant L Iverson
BACKGROUND: Many professional sports have introduced sideline video review to help recognise concussions. The reliability and validity of identifying clinical and observable signs of concussion using video analysis has not been extensively explored. This study examined the reliability and validity of clinical signs of concussion using video analysis in the National Rugby League (NRL). METHODS: All 201 professional NRL matches from the 2014 season were reviewed to document six signs of possible concussion (unresponsiveness, slow to get up, clutching/shaking head, gait ataxia, vacant stare, and seizure)...
August 22, 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761696/ankle-syndesmosis-repair-and-rehabilitation-in-professional-rugby-league-players-a-case-series-report
#4
Alex James Latham, Peter Charles Goodwin, Ben Stirling, Adam Budgen
BACKGROUND/AIM: The distal tibiofibular joint is described as a syndesmosis. Traditionally, severe syndesmotic injuries with diastasis have been treated surgically with screw fixation. This case series details an ankle syndesmosis tightrope repair and an accelerated rehabilitation protocol that reduces the amount of time to return to professional rugby league in the UK. The aim of this study was to describe players' journey from injury, through diagnosis to surgery, rehabilitation and return to participation, detailing time scales and methods used at each stage to highlight the change in current practice...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710723/observational-review-and-analysis-of-concussion-a-method-for-conducting-a-standardized-video-analysis-of-concussion-in-rugby-league
#5
Andrew J Gardner, Christopher R Levi, Grant L Iverson
BACKGROUND: Several professional contact and collision sports have recently introduced the use of sideline video review for club medical staff to help identify and manage concussions. As such, reviewing video footage on the sideline has become increasingly relied upon to assist with improving the identification of possible injury. However, as yet, a standardized method for reviewing such video footage in rugby league has not been published. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether independent raters reliably agreed on the injury characterization when using a standardized observational instrument to record video footage of National Rugby League (NRL) concussions...
December 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708701/self-reported-concussion-history-and-sensorimotor-tests-predict-head-neck-injuries
#6
Julie A Hides, Melinda M Franettovich Smith, M Dilani Mendis, Julia Treleaven, Andrew H Rotstein, Christopher T Sexton, Nancy Low Choy, Paul McCrory
PURPOSE: Sports related concussion (SRC) is a risk for players involved in high impact, collision sports. A history of SRC is a risk factor for future concussions, but the mechanisms underlying this are unknown. Despite evidence that most visible signs and symptoms associated with sports concussion resolve within 7-10 days, it has been proposed that subclinical loss of neuromuscular control and impaired motor functioning may persist and be associated with further injury. Alternatively, indicators of poor sensorimotor performance could be independent risk factors...
July 13, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661825/concussions-in-community-level-rugby-risk-knowledge-and-attitudes
#7
R Kyle Martin, Travis J Hrubeniuk, Christopher D Witiw, Peter MacDonald, Jeff Leiter
BACKGROUND: Rugby is a popular collision sport where participants are at risk of sustaining concussions. Most research focuses on elite-level or youth divisions. Comparatively, little is known about adult community rugby. The aim of this research was to estimate the risk of sustaining a concussion during participation in community-level rugby and summarize the collective knowledge and attitudes toward concussions. HYPOTHESIS: Concussion symptoms will be reported frequently among community-level rugby players and a substantial proportion will report a willingness to continue participation despite the risk...
July 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630584/time-loss-injuries-in-sub-elite-and-emerging-rugby-league-players
#8
Mark Booth, Rhonda Orr
This study aimed to 1) investigate the incidence and characteristics of injuries in emerging rugby league players; and 2) explore the differences in injury incidence and characteristics between the various sub-elite competitions. An NRL emerging player development squad (n = 34) was observed from the beginning of pre-season until the finish of competition. Time-loss injury was defined as any physical pain or impairment sustained that resulted in players missing a match. Injuries were categorised according to circumstance, incidence, characteristics, playing position and competition level...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538293/comparison-of-strength-levels-between-players-from-within-the-same-club-who-were-selected-vs-not-selected-to-play-in-the-grand-final-of-the-national-rugby-league-competition
#9
Daniel G Baker
A number of studies have established that higher levels of strength and power, tested at the end of the preseason, distinguish between playing level in professional rugby league. How this may impact the ability of players to get selected for final payoff games some 30 weeks later has not been fully investigated. The purpose of this study was to compare measures of upper- and lower-body strength between players from the same professional club, designated as those 17 players who attained selection and played in the team that won the Grand Final of the National Rugby League competition (GF) and those who did not attain selection (NSGF)...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259770/a-prospective-investigation-of-changes-in-the-sensorimotor-system-following-sports-concussion-an-exploratory-study
#10
Julie A Hides, Melinda M Franettovich Smith, M Dilani Mendis, Nigel A Smith, Andrew J Cooper, Julia Treleaven, Felix Leung, Andrew J Gardner, Paul McCrory, Nancy L Low Choy
BACKGROUND: Sports concussion is a risk for players involved in high impact, collision sports. Post-concussion, the majority of symptoms subside within 7-10 days, but can persist in 10-20% of athletes. Understanding the effects of sports concussion on sensorimotor systems could inform physiotherapy treatment. OBJECTIVE: To explore changes in sensorimotor function in the acute phase following sports concussion. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study...
June 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247331/exercise-based-interventions-for-injury-prevention-in-tackle-collision-ball-sports-a-systematic-review
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Nicola Sewry, Evert Verhagen, Mike Lambert, Willem van Mechelen, Wayne Viljoen, Clint Readhead, James Brown
BACKGROUND: The injury burden in collision sports is relatively high compared to other team sports. Therefore, participants in these sports would benefit by having effective injury prevention programs. Exercise-based interventions have successfully reduced injuries in soccer, but evidence on exercise-based interventions in tackle collision sports is limited. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to systematically examine the evidence of exercise-based intervention programs reducing injuries in tackle collision sports...
February 28, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153609/wearable-microtechnology-can-accurately-identify-collision-events-during-professional-rugby-league-match-play
#12
Billy T Hulin, Tim J Gabbett, Rich D Johnston, David G Jenkins
OBJECTIVES: Collision frequency during rugby league matches is associated with team success, greater and longer lasting fatigue and increased injury risk. This study researched the sensitivity and specificity of microtechnology to count collision events during rugby league matches. DESIGN: Diagnostic accuracy study. METHODS: While wearing a microtechnology device (Catapult, S5), eight professional rugby league players were subjected to a total of 380 collision events during matches...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039125/mechanisms-of-acl-injury-in-professional-rugby-union-a-systematic-video-analysis-of-36-cases
#13
Connor Montgomery, Jeff Blackburn, Daniel Withers, Gregory Tierney, Cathal Moran, Ciaran Simms
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of ACL injury in rugby are not well defined. AIM: To describe the mechanisms of ACL injury in male professional rugby players using systematic video analysis. METHODS: 36 cases from games played in top professional leagues and international matches were analysed. 5 analysts independently assessed all videos to record the estimated frame/time of initial ground contact, frame/time of ACL tear and a range of play specific variables...
December 30, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918659/importance-of-various-training-load-measures-in-injury-incidence-of-professional-rugby-league-athletes
#14
Heidi R Thornton, Jace A Delaney, Grant M Duthie, Ben J Dascombe
PURPOSE: To investigate the ability of various internal and external training-load (TL) monitoring measures to predict injury incidence among positional groups in professional rugby league athletes. METHODS: TL and injury data were collected across 3 seasons (2013-2015) from 25 players competing in National Rugby League competition. Daily TL data were included in the analysis, including session rating of perceived exertion (sRPE-TL), total distance (TD), high-speed-running distance (>5 m/s), and high-metabolic-power distance (HPD; >20 W/kg)...
July 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781193/catastrophic-cervical-spine-injuries-in-contact-sports
#15
Michael James Hutton, Robert A McGuire, Robert Dunn, Richard Williams, Peter Robertson, Bruce Twaddle, Patrick Kiely, Andrew Clarke, Keyvan Mazda, Paul Davies, Krystle T Pagarigan, Joseph R Dettori
Study Design Systematic review. Objectives To determine the incidence of catastrophic cervical spine injuries (CCSIs) among elite athletes participating in contact team sports and whether the incidence varies depending on the use of protective gear or by player position. Methods Electronic databases and reference lists of key articles published from January 1, 2000, to January 29, 2016, were searched. Results Fourteen studies were included that reported CCSI in rugby (n = 10), American football (n = 3), and Irish hurling (n = 1)...
November 2016: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737484/usefulness-of-video-review-of-possible-concussions-in-national-youth-rugby-league
#16
A J Gardner, R M N Kohler, C R Levi, G L Iverson
A new concussion interchange rule (CIR) was introduced in 2014 for the National Rugby League and National Youth Competition (NYC). The CIR allows a player suspected of having sustained a concussion to be removed from play and assessed without an interchange being tallied against the player's team. Participants included all NYC players who used the CIR during the 2014 season. 2 raters completed video analysis of 131 (of a total of 156 reported) uses of the CIR, describing injury characteristics, situational factors, and concussion signs...
January 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658414/arthroscopic-surgical-technique-for-an-acute-talar-dome-osteochondral-lesion-in-a-professional-rugby-league-player
#17
Martin Sullivan, Ethan J Fraser, James Linklater, Craig Harris, Kieran Morgan
Background Talar osteochondral lesions represent challenging clinical entities, particularly in high-demand athletes. Surgical treatment of large lesions often requires a 2-step procedure, or the use of osteotomy in the case of autologous osteochondral transfer, which can delay return to sport. Methods A professional rugby league player underwent surgery for a complex injury to the ankle. A talar osteochondral lesion with a maximal diameter of 15 mm was treated in an arthroscopic fashion using the cartilage taken from the completely displaced osteochondral fragment...
September 22, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553391/a-five-year-review-of-tag-rugby-hand-injuries
#18
C W Joyce, J F C Woods, S Murphy, S Bollard, J L Kelly, S M Carroll, M O'Shaughnessy
Tag rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in Ireland. It is a soft-contact team game that is loosely based on the rugby league format except players try to remove Velcro tags from their opponents' shorts rather than engage in a typical rugby tackle. The purpose of this study was to examine all tag rugby associated hand injuries over a five-year period in three large tertiary referral hospitals in Ireland. Using the patient corresponding system, 228 patients with hand injury related tag rugby injuries were observed from 2010 to 2015...
October 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27548796/comparison-of-strength-levels-between-players-from-within-the-same-club-that-were-selected-versus-not-selected-to-play-in-the-grand-final-of-the-national-rugby-league-competition
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A number of studies have established that higher levels of strength and power, tested at the end of the pre-season, distinguish between playing level in professional rugby league. How this may impact the ability of players to get selected for final pay-off games some 30-wks later has not been fully investigated. The purpose of this study was to compare measures of upper and lower body strength between players from the same professional club, designated as those seventeen players who attained selection and played in the team that won the Grand Final of the National Rugby League (NRL) competition (GF) and those who did not attain selection (NSGF)...
August 18, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545011/facial-fractures-in-football-incidence-site-and-mechanism-of-injury
#20
S Y Kim, C L Chan, D M Hyam
Football injuries are responsible for many of the maxillofacial injuries sustained during sporting activities. In the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), the four major types of Australian football are played in large numbers and up to a high standard. Our objective was to analyse maxillofacial fractures that were sustained during rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules, and soccer matches. We retrospectively studied 134 patients with maxillofacial fractures during the five-year period 2010-14. All patients were assessed and treated at Canberra Hospital, the major trauma centre in the ACT...
October 2016: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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