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001 TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT AND GOLF: IMPACT ON PARTICIPATION AND PERFORMANCE

J. Arbuthnot, M. McNicholas, H. Dashti, G. Stables

There is little information that the orthopaedic surgeon can provide for patients concerned about the effect of a total hip arthroplasty (THA) operation on their ability to continue playing golf and at what level they can hope to play.

We present the results of a study into the effect of THA for osteoarthritis on the golfing habits and performance of 750 patients. We sent 750 patients a questionnaire, which enquired about their participation in golf before and after the operation. We received 698 replies, 66 of which were from golfers.

Harris hip scores are prospectively acquired before surgery and at regular intervals afterwards for all patients undergoing hip arthroplasty at our centre. Comparisons of hip scores for golfers were consistently higher than for non-golfers at all intervals.

There was no statistically significant difference in the number of games played, maximum shot distance, shot accuracy, handicap, or ability to walk around the course after the operation.

We conclude that THA does not have a detrimental effect on golf participation or performance.

002 A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF SPORT, EXERCISE, AND LEISURE RELATED INJURIES IN 1143 CHILDREN UNDER 17 PRESENTING TO AN EMERGENCY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT OVER A SIX MONTH PERIOD

K.P. O’Rourke1, S. Mun2, M. Browne3, J. Sheehan4, S. Cusack3, M. Molloy.1

1Department of Rheumatology, Cork University Hospital, Cork Ireland; 2Department of Paediatrics, Cork University Hospital; 3Department of Accident and Emergency, Cork University Hospital; 4Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Cork

Aims: In Ireland, the demographics of sport related injury (SRI) in children has not adequately been described, as indicated by the paucity of publications in the medical literature, and the purpose of this study was to provide up-to-date data to correct this deficiency.

Methods: Data were collected on all children under 17 years of age with a SRI, presenting to the emergency medicine …

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