Greg A. J. Robertson

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OBJECTIVE To examine the epidemiology of sports-related fractures in adolescents aged 10-19 years. METHODS All fractures in adolescents presenting to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in a one-year period were prospectively documented and all sports-related fractures retrospectively examined. These two hospitals(More)
CONTEXT Acute tibial shaft fractures represent one of the most severe injuries in sports. Return rates and return-to-sport times after these injuries are limited, particularly with regard to the outcomes of different treatment methods. OBJECTIVE To determine the current evidence for the treatment of and return to sport after tibial shaft fractures. DATA(More)
BACKGROUND With the advent of smartphones together with their downloadable applications (apps), there is increasing opportunities for doctors, including orthopaedic sports surgeons, to integrate such technology into clinical practice. However, the clinical reliability of these medical apps remains questionable. We reviewed available apps themed specifically(More)
INTRODUCTION This review aims to provide information on the return rates and return times to sport following clavicle fractures. SOURCES OF DATA A systematic search of Medline, EMBASE, CINAHAL, Cochrane, Web of Science, PEDro, SPORTDiscus, Scopus and Google Scholar was performed using the keywords 'clavicle', 'clavicular', 'fractures', 'athletes',(More)
BACKGROUND The literature on the outcome of sport-related ankle fractures has focused on operatively managed fractures, despite a large proportion being treated nonoperatively. We describe the epidemiology, management, and outcome of acute sport-related ankle fractures in a UK population. METHODS All sport-related ankle fractures sustained during 2007 to(More)
BACKGROUND Rugby union is the second commonest cause of sporting fracture in the UK, yet little is known about patient outcomes following such fractures. OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology of fractures in rugby union, their morbidity and the likelihood of return to rugby post-injury in a known UK population at all skill levels. METHODS All rugby(More)
INTRODUCTION This review aims to provide information on the time taken to resume sport following tibial diaphyseal stress fractures (TDSFs). SOURCES OF DATA A systematic search of Medline, EMBASE, CINHAL, Cochrane, Web of Science, PEDro, Sports Discus, Scopus and Google Scholar was performed using the keywords 'tibial', 'tibia', 'stress', 'fractures',(More)
Stress fractures in sport are becoming increasing more common, comprising up to 10% of all of sporting injuries. Around 90% of such injuries are located in the lower limb. This articles aims to define the optimal management of lower limb stress fractures in the athlete, with a view to maximise return rates and minimise return times to sport. Treatment(More)