Journal article

An evaluation of the presentation and severity of Australian football injury in children

Leopold Simma, Cameron S Palmer, Alan Ngo, Helen E Jowett, Warwick J Teague

Trauma (London, England) | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020


Introduction: Child participation in sport is important for physical, cognitive and psychosocial wellbeing. Australian rules football has high participation, but also carries a high risk of injury due to the contact nature of the sport. This study aimed to evaluate changes in the presentation and hospital admission of paediatric Australian rules football-related injuries, and to compare the severity of these injuries with those from other team ball sports. Materials and methods: At an Australian paediatric major trauma service, ED and hospital trauma registry data relating to Australian rules football injury between 2009 and 2015 were obtained. Data from other common team ball sports with a ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Associate Professor Teague's position as an Academic Paediatric Surgeon and Director of The Royal Children's Hospital Trauma Service is generously supported by The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.