Spinal cord injury in Rugby Union players

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7003.511b (Published 19 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:511
  1. Anne Savage
  1. Medical adviser Trevor Jones Tetraplegic Trust, London W1X 1RA

    EDITOR,--Timothy Noakes and Ismail Jakoet are right in saying that there are no reliable figures for the number of spinal cord injuries sustained by rugby players.1 The Duke of Cornwall Spinal Injuries Centre states that 16% of all spinal injuries result from sporting activities, with 2.5% being due to rugby.2

    For the past 15 months I have been working as a volunteer for the Trevor Jones Tetraplegic Trust, set up to help people completely paralysed as a result of sports injuries. The trust has the names …

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