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Rugby Injuries

London Sports Medicine offers a specialist service to patients suffering from an injury sustained during rugby.

Our team of world-class sports Consultants provide a complete assessment and treatment service. With access to same day advanced imaging including the latest in MRI and CT scanning technology, as well as a one of the country’s best staffed physiotherapy departments our team provides exemplary standards of care for all patients.

Our Consultants treat professional athletes from top clubs around the country as well as sportsmen and sportswomen simply playing rugby for leisure.

Common rugby injuries

Rugby is a high intensity sport with muscle strains, sprains and dislocations being some of the most common injuries within the sport. Other injuries that occur include foot and ankle injuries, hand injuries and head injuries such as trauma to the nose, neck and even concussions.

Knee injuries

Common knee injuries sustained in rugby include jumper’s knee, runner’s knee, ligament injuries, knee hyperextension, swollen knee, anterior knee pain and a knee sprain.

Hamstring injuries

Hamstring injuries are prevalent in football and most commonly occur when a player is running or over stretching. There are three muscles of the hamstring, the biceps femoris, semitendinosus, semimembranosus.

Foot & ankle injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are another common injury in football with injuries usually sustained during running, changing direction sharply or direct trauma from a challenge from an opposing player.

Hand injuries

The most common hand injuries in rugby tend to be direct trauma to the fingers. Sprains and fractures of the finger as well as dislocations can be treated by our team.

Contact us

If you are suffering with a rugby injury we recommend contacting our team of experts for a consultation. Our team have years of experience in treating all types of rugby injuries and offer a rapid diagnosis and treatment plan to ensure you are back on the field as soon as possible. You can call our team on 0207 266 6529 or email us at sportsmedicine@hje.org.uk.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 0207 078 3891.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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