Journal article

AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL INJURIES IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

KA MCMAHON, T NOLAN, CM BENNETT, JB CARLIN

The Medical Journal of Australia | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 1993

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the incidence, severity, risk factors, and outcomes of injuries in children and adolescents playing Australian Rules football. DESIGN: SETTING AND SUBJECTS: A prospective cohort study of football injuries in children and adolescents playing community football. We studied a stratified random sample of 54 teams and clinics (18 under-15 teams, 18 under-10 teams and 18 Vickick clinics for children under 10 years) from the Melbourne metropolitan area. Football exposure, injuries and associated risk factors were recorded for 1253 players during the 1992 football season. RESULTS: Vickick, a modified form of the game, had the lowest rates of injury for all levels of injury s..

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