oa South African Medical Journal - Crashing the rugby scrum - an avoidable cause of cervical spinal injury - case reports
|Article Title||Crashing the rugby scrum - an avoidable cause of cervical spinal injury - case reports|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Radiology and Spinal Cord Injuries Centre, Conradie Hospital, Pinelands, CP|
|Publication Date||Jun 1982|
|Pages||919 - 920|
|Keyword(s)||Avoidable cervical spinal injury, Case report, Mechanism of injury, Neurology, Prevention, Radiology, Rugby scrum and Sport medicine|
Deliberate crashing of the opposing packs prior to a rugby scrum is an illegal but commonly practised manoeuvre which can lead to abnormal flexion forces being applied to players in the front row, with resultant cervical spine and spinal cord injury.
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