The Orchard Sports Injury Classification System (OSICS) Version 10

  title={The Orchard Sports Injury Classification System (OSICS) Version 10},
  author={Katherine Rae and John W Orchard},
  journal={Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine},
  • K. Rae, J. Orchard
  • Published 1 May 2007
  • Education
  • Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine
Injury classification systems are generally used in sports medicine (1) to accurately classify diagnoses for summary studies, permitting easy grouping into parent categories for tabulation and (2) to create a database from which cases can be extracted for research on specific injuries. Clarity is most important for the first purpose, whereas diagnostic detail is particularly important for the second. An ideal classification system is versatile and appropriate for all sports and all data… 

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