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Sport related injuries attending the accident and emergency department.
  1. R S Jones,
  2. T Taggart
  1. Orthopaedic Department, Walton Hospital, Liverpool, UK.

    Abstract

    Of new patients attending our hospital, 7.1% had injured themselves playing sport. The majority had been playing football and had sustained a soft tissue injury. Many of the patients presented late, i.e. after 24 h or longer. These patients would be best dealt with in a sports clinic, staffed by personnel with an interest in this field.

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