oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Rugby: Dislocation of the cervical spine in a rugby player due to "crashing" of the scrum
|Article Title||Rugby: Dislocation of the cervical spine in a rugby player due to "crashing" of the scrum|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Radiology, Tygerberg Hospital and University of Stellenbosch|
|Publication Date||Nov 1999|
|Pages||8 - 9|
|Keyword(s)||Anterior dislocation, Dangers of crashing, Flexion force, Forcibly flexed head, Illegal manoeuvre, Impact weight and Quadriparesis|
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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