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Table 2 Demographic data of injury types

From: An Analysis of Knee Injuries in Rugby League: The Experience at the Newcastle Knights Professional Rugby League Team

Type of injury Total number of type Proportion (%) Incidence (injuries/1000 players) Average BMI (range) Average age (range)
MCL tear 25.0 28.1 416.7 29.4 (24.6–32.9) 23.6 (18.0–32.0)
ACL# 3.0 3.4 50 28.2 (27.8–29.0) 21.3 (19.0–24.0)
PCL/PLC 8.0 9.0 133.3 29.0 (26.3–32.0) 25.1 (18.0–33.0)
Chondral/meniscal 25.0 28.1 416.7 28.4 (26.0–32.9) 24.7 (19.0–29.0)
PFJ/extensor mechanism 11.0 12.4 183.3 30.1 (26.0–32.9) 20.9 (17.0–29.0)
Other/minor* 17.0 19.1 283.3 28.8 (26.0–33.2) 23.5 (19.0–35.0)
  1. BMI body mass index, MCL medial collateral ligament, ACL anterior cruciate ligament, PCL/PLC posterior cruciate ligament/posterolateral corner, PFJ patellofemoral joint
  2. *I njuries included: ITB friction syndrome, Baker’s cyst, joint capsule irritation, pes-anserine bursitis, Hoffa’s fat pad impingement, contusion, knee pain
  3. #Injuries included: ACL graft rupture, tibiofemoral dislocation