oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Cervical spine injuries: The high rugby tackle a continuing menace
|Article Title||Cervical spine injuries: The high rugby tackle a continuing menace|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Radiology and Spinal Cord Injuries Centre|
|Publication Date||Jan 1982|
|Pages||3 - 5|
|Keyword(s)||Apophyseal joints, Collapsing scrum, Collision of tackler's head, Fracture of odontoid peg, High tackles, Hyperextension injury, Intervertebral discs, Rotational stress, Tearing of ligamentous structures, Tetraplegia and Unilateral locking of facets|
Rugby injuries to the cervical spine and spinal cord have recently been the cause of considerable controversy. There has been a notable increase in the incidence of these serious injuries during the last few years, not only in South Africa but also in Great Britain. New Zealand and Australia. Rugby is a fast moving contact sport, therefore it is impossible to avoid some accidents.
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