Descriptive epidemiology study of hand injuries sustained in Gaelic football referred to a hand therapy service over 1 year

Daniel Harte, Daniel Deehan, Lucia Ramsey, Suzanne Martin, Paul Slater, Lynn Wilson

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Abstract

Objectives: Gaelic football requires ball handling, such as bouncing, fist passing and catching. To date, no research has examined the types of injuries sustained to the hand in this sport. This study aims to establish the types of orthopaedic hand injuries sustained in Gaelic football. Methods: This was a retrospective descriptive epidemiology study of Gaelic football-related hand injuries treated at a hand therapy unit. The nature of injuries was categorised along with collated variables on player demographics and injury profiles. Potential correlations between injury and continuous demographic data were analysed using the Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal-Wallis tests. Pearson’s χ2 test was used for categorical data (p
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere001974
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
Journal BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 28 Jun 2024

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Data Access Statement

Data are available upon reasonable request. Anonymised data relating to this study can be made available upon reasonable request.

Keywords

  • Football
  • Injuries
  • Sport

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