Journal article

The incidence and burden of hospital-treated sports-related injury in people aged 15 years in Victoria, Australia, 2004-2010: a future epidemic of osteoarthritis?

CF Finch, JL Kemp, AJ Clapperton

Osteoarthritis and Cartilage | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Previous sports injury is a known risk factor for subsequent osteoarthritis (OA), but population-based rates of sports injury are unknown. The aims of this study were to: (1) describe the trends in the population incidence and burden of all hospital-treated sports injury in Victoria, Australia in adults aged 15+ years; (2) determine the incidence of lower limb and knee injuries; and (3) quantify their population health burden as average direct hospital costs per injury and lengths of stay. METHODS: Health sector data relating to adults aged 15+ years, for 2004-2010 inclusive, was extracted from the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) and Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset..

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