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A Closer Look at Overuse Injuries in the Pediatric Athlete | Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine

Aug 14, 2014

Objective: To examine male-female differences in pediatric overuse sports injuries.

Study Design: Cross-sectional epidemiological study.

Setting: Tertiary level sports medicine division in a large academic pediatric medical center.

Participants: Five percentage probability sample of patients 5 to 17 years seen from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009. About 3,813 charts reviewed. Final study cohort included 1614 patients.

Lacrosse Injuries Among High School Boys and Girls in the United States: Academic Years 2008-2009 Through 2011-2012 | American Journal of Sports Medicine

Jul 31, 2014

Background: Lacrosse is a fast growing youth sport in the United States. Although there have been published studies examining injuries associated with lacrosse, significantly less research has been conducted in high school lacrosse players than in older lacrosse players. The objective of this study was to compare high school lacrosse injury rates and patterns by type of athletic activity (ie, competition vs practice) and sex.

Snowboard Injuries While Listening To Music Less Frequent, More Severe | Reuters

Jul 31, 2014

Snowboarders who use personal music players while boarding have fewer injuries but the injuries they do sustain tend to be more severe, reports a new study from Canada.

Typical risk factors for snowboard injuries include being at an intermediate skill level, snowboarding at night and using jump or half-pipe features at a terrain park, the authors of the study note.

Sports Physicals: Convenient Versus Comprehensive? | National Poll on Children’s Health

Jun 19, 2014

High school athletic associations, school districts, and competitive travel leagues often require a recent physical exam for children who participate in sports. Requirements vary related to the content and providers of sports physicals and little is known about parental preferences. In March 2014, the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked a national sample of parents about sports physicals.

FACT SHEET: President Obama Applauds Commitments to Address Sports-Related Concussions in Young People

Jun 19, 2014

“Sports are one of the best ways to keep our kids active and healthy, but young people make nearly 250,000 emergency room visits each year with sport or recreation-related brain injuries. As a sports fan and a parent with two young daughters, President Obama believes we need to do more to protect the health and safety of our kids.

Mayo Clinic Study Reveals Types and Severity of Youth Ice Hockey Injuries | Newswise

Jun 19, 2014

A new Mayo Clinic study in Pediatrics reviews the types and severity of injuries among youth ice hockey players. The study examined the spectrum of injuries and found fractures and concussions to be most frequent, with many of these injuries requiring hospitalization and surgery.

Arkansas Departments of Education and Health Partner on a Project to Reduce Heat-Related Illness in Student Athletes

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On average, more than 400 people in the US die each year due to health-related illness. In Arkansas, between 1-1-08 and 12-31-13, more than 300 individuals, with an average age of 13, were transported to a hospital because of heat-related illness. According to the Korey Stringer Institute, over 80% of all exertional heat illnesses that occur during sports activity occur within the first week back to activity.

People suffer heat-related illness when their bodies are unable to compensate and properly cool themselves. On average, more than 400 people in the US die each year due to health-related illness. In Arkansas, between 1-1-08 and 12-31-13, more than 300 individuals, with an average age of 13, were transported to a hospital because of heat-related illness. According to the Korey Stringer Institute, over 80% of all exertional heat illnesses that occur during sports activity occur within the first week back to activity.

The State Lystedt Law and Concussion Documentation in the Seattle Public High Schools | Journal of Athletic Training

Jun 12, 2014
Context: The Lystedt law requires high school athletes who have sustained a concussion to be removed from practice and play and not to be allowed to return until cleared by a medical professional.
 
Objective: To determine the effect of the Lystedt law on injury and concussion documentation in the Seattle Public High Schools.
 
Design: Cross-sectional study.
 
Setting: Seattle public high sc

Epidemiologic Comparison of Injured High School Basketball Athletes Reporting to Emergency Departments and the Athletic Training Setting | Journal of Athletic Training

May 08, 2014

Context: Basketball is a popular US high school sport with more than 1 million participants annually.

Objective: To compare patterns of athletes with basketball-related injuries presenting to US emergency departments from 2005 through 2010 and the high school athletic training setting from the 2005–2011 seasons.

Design: Descriptive epidemiology study.

Pediatricians Say Training Can Help Teens Avoid Knee Injuries | NPR

May 01, 2014

If you're a teenage athlete, or the parent of one, you probably live in fear of a torn anterior cruciate ligament, one of the knee's key stabilizing ligaments.

A torn ACL often requires surgical repair. But so-called neuromuscular training programs can cut the risk of a serious ACL injury and should be recommended to at-risk young athletes, especially girls, according to a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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