Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2020; 24(03): 214-226
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1708872
Review Article

Gaelic Sport Injuries

1  Department of Radiology, National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh, Finglas, Dublin, Ireland
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1  Department of Radiology, National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh, Finglas, Dublin, Ireland
2  Department of Radiology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Stephen J. Eustace
1  Department of Radiology, National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh, Finglas, Dublin, Ireland
2  Department of Radiology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Abstract

The Gaelic sports of hurling and football, native to Ireland, are increasing in popularity worldwide. The injury profile of these sports requires multidisciplinary management by sports physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, and musculoskeletal (MSK) radiologists, among others. Advances in imaging modalities and interventional techniques have aided the diagnosis and treatment of sport injuries. In this article, we review the literature and our own institutional experience to describe common injury patterns identified in Gaelic games athletes, their main imaging features and relevant therapeutic interventions. We discuss the increasing prevalence of imaging services at sporting events and the central role of MSK radiologists in sports injury management.



Publication History

Publication Date:
28 September 2020 (online)

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