Cricket related hand injury is associated with increased odds of hand pain and osteoarthritis
Karishma Shah, Dominic Furniss, Gary S Collins, Nick Peirce, Nigel K Arden, Stephanie R Filbay
Scientific Reports | NATURE RESEARCH | Published : 2020
Radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) is most prevalent in the hand. The association of hand injury with pain or OA is unclear. The objective was to describe the relationship between hand injury and ipsilateral pain and OA in cricketers. Data from former and current cricketers aged ≥ 30 years was used. Data included history of cricket-related hand/finger injury leading to > 4 weeks of reduced exercise, hand/finger joint pain on most days of the last month, self-reported history of physician-diagnosed hand/finger OA. Logistic regression assessed the relationship between injury with hand pain (in former cricketers) and with OA (in all cricketers), adjusted for age, seasons played, playing standard...View full abstract
Awarded by Centre for Sports, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis
KS is funded by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. DF and GC are funded by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. NKA and SRF are funded by the Centre for Sports, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis. NP is Chief Medical Officer for the England and Wales Cricket Board but receives no external funding. This study was funded by the Centre for Sports, Exercise and Osteoarthritis Research Versus Arthritis (Grant Reference 21595). Study sponsors had no involvement in the study design, collection, analysis and interpretation of data, writing of the manuscript, and in the decision to submit for publication.