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Upper limb fractures in rugby in Huddersfield 1986-1990.
  1. K S Eyres,
  2. A Abdel-Salam,
  3. J Cleary
  1. Department of Human Metabolism and Clinical Biochemistry, University of Sheffield, UK.


    Most injuries sustained by rugby players affect the soft tissues, and fracture is relatively uncommon. Whereas the lower limb is most affected in footballers, the upper limb tends to be injured in rugby players. Thirty consecutive fractures and ten dislocations affecting the upper limb, sustained by 35 rugby players, are reported.

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