Roberts et al. – Epidemiology of knee injuries in English community rugby union

PDF Roberts_eposter_rsnlive16 – click to view AIM To establish the incidence and nature of knee time-loss injuries in English community rugby and to assess differences between different levels of play and between playing positions. METHODS Over 6 rugby seasons (2009-10 to 2014-15), medical staff from English community rugby union clubs reported information for match play knee injuries resulting in eight days or greater absence. RESULTS There was an overall incidence of 2.7 knee injuries per 1000 player match hours with an average severity of 10.7 weeks absence. There was no difference between semi-professional (3.1 95% CI 2.6-3.7), amateur (2.6 95% … Continue reading Roberts et al. – Epidemiology of knee injuries in English community rugby union

Salmon et al. – A baseline profile of brain health in a semi-professional Rugby Union team

PDF Salmon_eposter_RSNLive16 – click to view AIM To observe brain health at pre-season in a semi-professional rugby team. METHODS 55 semi-professional players provided data during a pre-season screen using the following measures: Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Rivermead Post Concussion Symptom Questionnaire (Rpq-3 and Rpq-13) Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test. RESULTS A disturbed sleep pattern and sense of smell were noted in 41.8% and 55.8% of players. BDI-II indicated that 72.7% were minimally and 5.5% were mildly depressed. The BAI revealed that 50.9% had minimal, 18.2% mild and … Continue reading Salmon et al. – A baseline profile of brain health in a semi-professional Rugby Union team