turf burn

turf burn

(tŭrf bŭrn)
Deep abrasion caused by friction between skin and an artificial playing surface.
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When athletes get turf burn resulting in open lesions, Miller said, theres a greater risk for infection.
* ON PLAYING SPORT IN HER UNDIES: "My worst injury so far is some pretty serious turf burn on my butt cheeks."
The report went on to say that "all of the infections occurred at the site of a turf burn and rapidly progressed to large abscesses 5 to 7 centimeters in diameter that required surgery to drain."
The next thing I knew, I had a turf burn on my elbow.
When Hunter dives for a ball in the gap, seeming to remain horizontal long enough to take a nap--or Mientkiewicz sprawls to his right, risking turf burn and body bruises--it is an act of individual athleticism and skill.
Turf burns with pleasant smoke; I laugh at chaffinch and at primroses.
And if that weren't enough, some studies have shown that the fearful methicillin resistant staphylococcus A bacteria (MRSA) survive better on,polyethylene than on other surfaces, and can cause infections when players suffer turf burns. So while the new surfaces may look like grass, and even feel like grass, they don't necessarily behave like grass.
A high-morbidity outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among players on a college football team, facilitated by cosmetic body shaving and turf burns. Clin Infect Dis.
He listed turf burns and abrasions, shared equipment, body shaving (which he said has "increased sharply with the bodybuilding and weight-lifting culture that has taken over baseball a little bit"), and frequent antibiotic use.
He listed turf burns and abrasions, shared equipment, body shaving (which he said has "increased sharply with the body-building and weightlifting culture that has taken over baseball a little bit"), and frequent antibiotic use.
Between August and November of 2003, Rams players averaged 2 to 3 so-called turf burns each week.
Possible risk factors included shaving, skin trauma from turf burns, and sharing unwashed bath towels with teammates.