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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098055/nonsurgical-treatment-of-mason-type-ii-radial-head-fractures-in-athletes-a-retrospective-study
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M Guzzini, A Vadalà, A Agrò, V Di Sanzo, D Pironi, A Redler, P Serlorenzi, L Proietti, C Civitenga, D Mazza, R M Lanzetti, Andrea Ferretti
OBJECTIVE: The best treatment for moderately displaced radial head fractures (Mason type II) still remains controversial. In cases of isolated fractures, there is no evidence that a fragment displacement of ≥ 2 mm gives poor results in conservatively treated fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 52 patients (31M, 21F) affected by an isolated Mason type II fracture, treated with a long arm cast for two weeks between 2008 and 2013. All patients had practiced sports before being injured...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081555/new-zealand-rugby-health-study-motor-cortex-excitability-in-retired-elite-and-community-level-rugby-players
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Gwyn N Lewis, Patria A Hume, Verna Stavric, Scott R Brown, Denise Taylor
AIMS: Rugby union is a high contact sport in which players frequently experience brain injuries. Acute brain injury is associated with altered corticomotor function. However, it is uncertain if long-term exposure to rugby is associated with any alterations in corticomotor function. The aim of the study was to assess measures of corticomotor excitability and inhibition in retired rugby players in comparison to retired non-contact sport players. METHODS: The design was a cross-sectional study with three groups of retired athletes: elite rugby (n=23), community level rugby (n=28) and non-contact sport control (n=22)...
January 13, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039125/mechanisms-of-acl-injury-in-professional-rugby-union-a-systematic-video-analysis-of-36-cases
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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/28033124/variances-in-strength-and-conditioning-practice-in-elite-rugby-union-between-the-northern-and-southern-hemispheres
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Thomas W Jones, Andrew Smith, Lindsay S Macnaughton, Duncan N French
The strength and conditioning (S&C) practices in elite Rugby Union (RU) have previously been detailed. There is also research which indicates playing styles can differ between Northern hemisphere (NH) and Southern hemisphere (SH) teams. It is not presently known if these variances in playing styles are reflected in the S&C practices of those supporting NH and SH teams. As such, the present study examines any variances in S&C practices between those supporting NH and SH elite level teams. A validated questionnaire was employed that comprised 7 sections; personal details, physical testing, strength and power development, concurrent training, unique aspects of the programme and any further relevant information regarding prescribed training programmes...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031755/performance-effects-of-repetition-specific-gluteal-activation-protocols-on-acceleration-in-male-rugby-union-players
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Lorna Barry, Ian Kenny, Thomas Comyns
Warm-up protocols have the potential to cause an acute enhancement of dynamic sprinting performance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of three repetition specific gluteal activation warm-up protocols on acceleration performance in male rugby union players. Forty male academy rugby union players were randomly assigned to one of 4 groups (control, 5, 10 or 15 repetition gluteal activation group) and performed 10 m sprints at baseline and 30 s, 2, 4, 6 and 8 min after their specific intervention protocol...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028894/attacking-22-entries-in-rugby-union-running-demands-and-differences-between-successful-and-unsuccessful-entries
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P Tierney, D P Tobin, C Blake, E Delahunt
Global Positioning System (GPS) technology is commonly utilized in team sports, including rugby union. It has been used to describe the average running demands of rugby union. This has afforded an enhanced understanding of the physical fitness requirements for players. However, research in team sports has suggested that training players relative to average demands may underprepare them for certain scenarios within the game. To date, no research has investigated the running demands of attacking 22 entries in rugby union...
December 28, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019721/the-effect-of-deprivation-on-the-developmental-activities-of-adolescent-rugby-union-players-in-wales
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Charles O N Winn, Paul R Ford, Melitta A McNarry, Jason Lewis, Gareth Stratton
The developmental activities of rugby union players and their interaction with deprivation remain to be elucidated. Five-hundred and ninety elite junior rugby union players (14.8 ± 0.5 years) were split into deprivation quintiles. These players subsequently completed a participant history questionnaire to record their involvement in rugby and other sports. Players accumulated 1987 ± 1297 h in rugby between 6 and 15 years of age. During the mini rugby stage (6-10 years of age), players accumulated an average of 113 ± 105, 89 ± 69 and 43 ± 19 h per year in rugby play, practice and competition, respectively...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000283/maturational-and-social-factors-contributing-to-relative-age-effects-in-school-sports-data-from-the-london-youth-games
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K E Reed, D A Parry, G R H Sandercock
Few studies have investigated whether relative age effects (RAEs) exist in school sport. None have sought to test the competing maturational and social-agent hypotheses proposed to explain the RAE. We aimed to determine the presence of RAEs in multiple school sports and examine the contribution of maturational and social factors in commonplace school sports. We analyzed birth dates of n=10645 competitors (11-18 years) in the 2013 London Youth Games annual inter-school multisport competition and calculated odds ratio (OR) for students competing based on their yearly birth quarter (Q1-Q4)...
December 20, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990222/spatial-awareness-is-related-to-moderate-intensity-running-during-a-collegiate-rugby-match
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Kyle S Beyer, David H Fukuda, Amelia M Miramonti, Mattan W Hoffman, Ran Wang, Michael B LA Monica, Josh J Riffe, Satoru Tanigawa, Jeffrey R Stout, Jay R Hoffman
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between spatial awareness, agility, and distance covered in global positioning system (GPS) derived velocity zone classifications during a collegiate rugby match. Twelve American collegiate rugby union players (mean±SD; age: 21.2±1.4 y; weight: 85.0±16.0 kg; 7 forwards & 5 backs) on a single team volunteered to participate in this investigation. The distances travelled at low (walking/jogging; <2.7m/s), moderate (cruising/striding; 2.7-5...
2016: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967337/peak-running-intensity-of-international-rugby-implications-for-training-prescription
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Jace A Delaney, Heidi R Thornton, John F Pryor, Andrew M Stewart, Ben J Dascombe, Grant M Duthie
PURPOSE: To quantify the duration and position-specific peak running intensities of international rugby union, for the prescription and monitoring of specific training methodologies. METHODS: Global positioning systems (GPS) were used to assess the activity profile of 67 elite-level rugby union players from two separate nations, across 33 international matches. A moving average approach was used to identify the peak relative distance (m∙min(-1)), average acceleration/deceleration (AveAcc; m∙s(-2)) and average metabolic power (Pmet) for a range of durations (1-10 min)...
December 14, 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951526/long-term-health-outcomes-after-exposure-to-repeated-concussion-in-elite-level-rugby-union-players
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T M McMillan, P McSkimming, J Wainman-Lefley, L M Maclean, J Hay, A McConnachie, W Stewart
BACKGROUND: There is continuing concern about effects of concussion in athletes, including risk of the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. However, information on long-term health and wellbeing in former athletes is limited. METHOD: Outcome after exposure to repeated brain injury was investigated in 52 retired male Scottish international rugby players (RIRP) and 29 male controls who were similar in age and social deprivation. Assessment included history of playing rugby and traumatic brain injury, general and mental health, life stress, concussion symptoms, cognitive function, disability and markers of chronic stress (allostatic load)...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935422/a-knock-to-the-system-a-new-sociotechnical-systems-approach-to-sport-related-concussion
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Amanda Clacy, Natassia Goode, Rachael Sharman, Geoff P Lovell, Paul M Salmon
Broader contextual factors that influence concussion management have tended to be overlooked. To address this, the present study used a sociotechnical systems approach to identify perceived responsibilities and applied strategies for three domains of concussion management (i.e., prevention, identification and treatment). Participants were 118 members of the community rugby union system in Australia (69.2% male). Participants from throughout the rugby system (e.g., players, parents, coaches, club management) were asked open-ended questions about their perceived responsibilities and the strategies they use for concussion management...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900192/vertical-stiffness-is-not-related-to-anterior-cruciate-ligament-elongation-in-professional-rugby-union-players
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Benjamin G Serpell, Jennie M Scarvell, Mark R Pickering, Nick B Ball, Diana Perriman, John Warmenhoven, Paul N Smith
BACKGROUND: Novel research surrounding anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is necessary because ACL injury rates have remained unchanged for several decades. An area of ACL risk mitigation which has not been well researched relates to vertical stiffness. The relationship between increased vertical stiffness and increased ground reaction force suggests that vertical stiffness may be related to ACL injury risk. However, given that increased dynamic knee joint stability has been shown to be associated with vertical stiffness, it is possible that modification of vertical stiffness could help to protect against injury...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900153/does-the-new-rugby-union-scrum-sequence-positively-influence-the-hooker-s-in-situ-spinal-kinematics
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Ramesh Swaminathan, Jonathan M Williams, Michael D Jones, Peter S Theobald
BACKGROUND: Scrummaging is unique to rugby union and involves 2 'packs' of 8 players competing to regain ball possession. Intending to serve as a quick and safe method to restart the game, injury prevalence during scrummaging necessitates further evaluation of this environment. AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of scrummage engagement sequences on spinal kinematics of the hooker. The conditions investigated were: (1) live competitive scrummaging using the new 'crouch, bind, set' sequence; (2) live competitive scrummaging using the old 'crouch touch pause engage' sequence and (3) training scrummaging using a scrum machine...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900149/video-analysis-of-concussion-injury-mechanism-in-under-18-rugby
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Sharief Hendricks, Sam O'Connor, Michael Lambert, James C Brown, Nicholas Burger, Sarah Mc Fie, Clint Readhead, Wayne Viljoen
BACKGROUND: Understanding the mechanism of injury is necessary for the development of effective injury prevention strategies. Video analysis of injuries provides valuable information on the playing situation and athlete-movement patterns, which can be used to formulate these strategies. Therefore, we conducted a video analysis of the mechanism of concussion injury in junior-level rugby union and compared it with a representative and matched non-injury sample. METHODS: Injury reports for 18 concussion events were collected from the 2011 to 2013 under-18 Craven Week tournaments...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900148/the-efficacy-of-a-movement-control-exercise-programme-to-reduce-injuries-in-youth-rugby-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
#16
M D Hislop, K A Stokes, S Williams, C D McKay, M England, S P T Kemp, G Trewartha
BACKGROUND: Injuries to youth rugby players have become an increasingly prominent health concern, highlighting the importance of developing and implementing appropriate preventive strategies. A growing body of evidence from other youth sports has demonstrated the efficacy of targeted exercise regimens to reduce injury risk. However, studies have yet to investigate the effect of such interventions in youth contact sport populations like rugby union. OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of an evidence-based movement control exercise programme compared with a sham exercise programme to reduce injury risk in youth rugby players...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888213/coach-directed-education-is-associated-with-injury-prevention-behaviour-in-players-an-ecological-cross-sectional-study
#17
James C Brown, Sugnet Gardner-Lubbe, Michael Ian Lambert, Willem van Mechelen, Evert Verhagen
BACKGROUND/AIM: Rugby union ('rugby') presents an above-average risk of injury to participants. BokSmart is a South African nationwide intervention that aims to reduce rugby-related injuries in players. This is achieved by educating coaches and referees to improve injury behaviour of players. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess if the receipt of injury-prevention education was associated with player behaviour. METHODS: Junior (n=2279) and senior (n=1642) players, who attended merit-based South African Rugby tournaments (2008-2012), completed an anonymous questionnaire...
November 25, 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870696/strength-and-conditioning-and-concurrent-training-practices-in-elite-rugby-union
#18
Thomas W Jones, Andrew Smith, Lindsay S Macnaughton, Duncan N French
Jones, TW, Smith, A, Macnaughton, LS, and French, DN. Strength and Conditioning and Concurrent Training Practices in Elite Rugby Union. J Strength Cond Res 30(12): 3354-3366, 2016-There is limited published research on strength and conditioning (S&C) practices in elite rugby union (RU). Information regarding testing batteries and programme design would provide valuable information to both applied practitioners and researchers investigating the influence of training interventions or preperformance strategies...
December 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868475/collision-count-in-rugby-union-a-comparison-of-micro-technology-and-video-analysis-methods
#19
Cillian Reardon, Daniel P Tobin, Peter Tierney, Eamonn Delahunt
The aim of our study was to determine if there is a role for manipulation of g force thresholds acquired via micro-technology for accurately detecting collisions in rugby union. In total, 36 players were recruited from an elite Guinness Pro12 rugby union team. Player movement profiles and collisions were acquired via individual global positioning system (GPS) micro-technology units. Players were assigned to a sub-category of positions in order to determine positional collision demands. The coding of collisions by micro-technology at g force thresholds between 2 and 5...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855546/injuries-in-australian-school-level-rugby-union
#20
Felix T Leung, Melinda M Franettovich Smith, Julie A Hides
There is a high incidence of injuries in rugby union due to the physical nature of the game. In youth rugby union, there are large variations in injury rates reported. Our study investigated the rates of injuries in school-level rugby union players in Australia using the consensus statement for rugby union injuries. Injury surveillance was conducted on 480 rugby players from 1 school in Queensland, Australia. Injury data were collected using paper-based injury recording forms during the 8-week rugby season using a "medical-attention" injury definition...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
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