oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Rugby: Dislocation of the cervical spine in a rugby player due to "crashing" of the scrum

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



The phase of the game responsible for the highest number of serious rugby injuries to the cervical spine and spinal cord is the scrum. In South Africa, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, scrumming is responsible for approximately 40% of these injuries.

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