Organ Injuries

Traumatic injuries, including organ injuries, occur mainly in contact sports where the players often suffer from blunt trauma, ranging from minor contusions to surgical emergencies. Most organ injuries, defined as “harm” or “damage” done or sustained to an organ, occur in sports that involve repeated collision with players or objects, such as football and rugby. Commonly encountered organ injuries are superficial and can be effectively treated, but some are more serious and can result in lifelong disability and even death.


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