Epidemiology and outcome of tibial diaphyseal fractures in footballers.

  title={Epidemiology and outcome of tibial diaphyseal fractures in footballers.},
  author={Andrew David Shaw and T Gustilo and Charles M. Court-Brown},
  volume={28 5-6},
A retrospective analysis of tibial diaphyseal fractures caused by football was undertaken to establish the epidemiology and severity of these common injuries. Analysis showed that the commonest fracture types were Tscherne C0 and C1 fractures and that only 73.9 per cent of the patients had unimpaired sporting function after the injury. The time to return to football was significantly related to the severity of the fracture but there was no correlation with the skill of the player. The time to… CONTINUE READING

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