The incidence and experience of sports related shoulder injuries in cricket

Reshanga Stephen GOONETILLEKE, Kam Ming MOK, Patrick Shu Hang YUNG

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Introduction: Cricket has evolved to become one of the top sports played in Asia and is therefore rapidly gaining popularity in Hong Kong. As more people in Hong Kong start to participate in cricket, they will experience both the ups and downs of the sport. The purpose of this research study was to understand the injury experiences of the local cricketing population.

Methods: The study design was an online questionnaire with 51 total subjects. The method of obtaining data was the questionnaire which was divided into seven sections including a consent form, basic information, shoulder injury history, physiotherapy guidance, and a self-reported injury prevention adherence scale.

Results: The results were not favourable as the total number of subjects may have been too low causing the odds ratio and confidence intervals to not add up. Conclusions can still be derived although the result was not favourable. The results showed that the participants did not lack education as most of them sought out therapy after obtaining an injury.

Discussion and Conclusion: As the study focuses on the injury experience of the cricketing community, this may be valuable data. In terms of clinical relevance, most of the injury data from this study was of minor or overuse injuries and therefore intervention programmes may want to focus more on the p
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022
EventThe Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association : 42th Annual Congress: Off the Beaten Track : The Unusual, the Unexpected, the Unmissable - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 Nov 20226 Nov 2022


ConferenceThe Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association : 42th Annual Congress
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong


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