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Colles fracture

Colles fracture usually occurs when one tries to break their fall using their hand. It can take an unusually long time to heal and is common in older people and children.

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries (knee)

This injury occurs when the knee experiences an external or internal force that puts the anterior cruciate ligament under strain, causing it to either sprain or rupture.

Medial ligament injury (knee)

Injury to the medial ligament is usually traumatic and often caused by a force moving the lower leg out to the side or a blow to the outside of the knee.

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Bursitis of the hip

Bursitis of the hip is inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that normally allows friction-free movement of the hip joint.

Posterior cruciate ligament injuries (knee)

PCL injuries are uncommon in rugby and are usually the result of motor vehicle accidents. Bobby Skinstad once had an injury to the PCL as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Meniscus injury

A meniscus injury is a common rugby injury, occurring mostly during tackles when the knee is twisted or over-extended.

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