Fall and injury incidence rates of jockeys while racing in Ireland, France and Britain
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|Title:||Fall and injury incidence rates of jockeys while racing in Ireland, France and Britain||Authors:||Forero Rueda, Manuel A.
Halley, Walter L.
Gilchrist, M. D.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4604||Date:||May-2010||Abstract:||This article presents and analyses injury incidence rates for amateur and professional racing jockeys in Ireland, France and Britain by means of a retrospective study and review of published data. Amateur jump racing was seen to have the highest fall risk in these three countries (between 115 and 140 falls/1000 rides). Jump racing also had the highest rates of injury/ride amongst both amateur and professional jockeys. Flat racing, however, had the highest rates of injuries/fall (34–44%). Of all the injuries in both jump and flat racing populations of amateur and professional jockeys, 15% were concussive head injuries, and more than half of these involved loss of consciousness. Professional jump jockeys in Ireland fell less frequently than those in France or Britain. Their injury/fall rate and injury/ride rate were highest in Britain. Professional flat racing jockeys in France had the lowest rates of injuries/fall and injuries/ride, while those in Ireland had the highest.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Elsevier||Copyright (published version):||2010 Elsevier||Keywords:||Jockey;Horse racing;Equestrian;Head injury;Concussion||DOI:||10.1016/j.injury.2009.05.009||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection|
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