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Locations and injury causes visualization

05/31/2015 · 2 Comments

After reading so many people’s stories on here, I was curious where posters are from. Using the data on the site, I created the following wordcloud. Does anyone have a theory as to why there are so many Brits on here? wherefrom

Here’s another wordcloud showing ATR causes. The funniest (in a dark way) I saw was someone had danced to the Cupid Shuffle. causes


Here’s another random example of linkage between Brits and ATRs:

Could the UK’s NHS (and the Canadian health system) also help explain the popularity of conservative (non-surgical) treatment on achillesblog.com? Or the fact that the studies supporting this are from Europe and Canada, rather than America?

It seems to me that most Americans go the surgical route, but I could be wrong about that…

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2 responses so far ↓

  • ejbvmi // Aug 12th 2015 at 3:34 am

    Very cool analysis! I wonder if there is enough data out there for a re-rupture analysis. That is a population I am trying to avoid joining!
    As for the Brit dominance, I suspect it may have something to do with middle-aged dudes not letting go of their football habit… or does beer weaken tendons?

  • oakmanii // Feb 13th 2019 at 6:42 am

    So I may be the first to be injured in Pickle Ball!

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