High School Sport Injuries Niagara Falls NY

Nearly 15 percent of all high school sports injuries are bad enough to keep a child from playing for at least three weeks, with football leading the pack in severe injuries, a new U.S. study finds. The review of two years of injury data also found that girls experienced a greater rate of severe injury than boys in comparable sports they both play, such as basketball, soccer and baseball/softball.

Local Companies

Cleveland Health Chiropractic
(716) 589-0986
337 Cleveland Drive Suite 1
Buffalo, NY
John Pollina Jr., MD
(716) 839-9402
Elm & Carlton Sts
Buffalo, NY
James R. Hanna, DPM,PC
(716) 405-5643
235 Portage Rd
Lewiston, NY
William B Davis
716-877-0676
132 Vulcan St. 
Buffalo, NY
Donald P Monteleone
716-283-7979
7703 Niagara Falls Blvd. 
Niagara Falls, NY
Sherri L LaShomb
716-754-7400
765 Center St. 
Lewiston, NY
David L Ribakove
716-877-5800
3407 Delaware Ave. 
Kenmore, NY
Shannon H. McCarthy DDS
(716) 689-4111
5853 Transit Road
East Amherst, NY
Lawrence R Birzon
716-874-1500
3734 Delaware Ave. 
Buffalo, NY
Julius P Horvath
716-873-3013
264 Ontario St. 
Buffalo, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Provided By:

THURSDAY, Sept. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 15 percent of all high school sports injuries are bad enough to keep a child from playing for at least three weeks, with football leading the pack in severe injuries, a new U.S. study finds.

The review of two years of injury data also found that girls experienced a greater rate of severe injury than boys in comparable sports they both play, such as basketball, soccer and baseball/softball.

Wrestling, girls' basketball and girls' soccer followed football in having the highest severe injury rate, according to the study in the September issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

"Other studies have shown injury rates by sport, however, very few studies have highlighted the severity of injuries per sport. Our research illustrated severe injuries occurring most frequently in football," study author Dawn Comstock, an assistant professor at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, said in a news release issued by the journal's publisher.

The researchers examined injuries reported at 100 nationally representative high schools from 2005 to 2007 in nine sports: boys' baseball and girls' softball; boys' and girls' basketball; boys' football; boys' and girls' soccer; girls' volleyball; and boys' wrestling.

The study found that severe injuries most frequently occurred to a player's knee (30 percent), followed by the ankle (12.3 percent) and shoulder (10.9 percent). Illegal actions by a player, such as tripping or spear tackling, resulted in 5 percent of the severe injuries.

"Preventing these types of severe injuries is especially important to minimize health-care costs both on the family and on the health-care system itself," said Comstock, who added that future studies should look at minimizing these risks.

According to information issued by the AOSSM, U.S. children experience an estimated 2 million sports-related injuries annually that result in 30,000 hospitalizations.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about preventing sports injuries.

SOURCE: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, news release, Sept. 1, 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com

Related Articles
- Doctor-Patient Talk for Hypertension Niagara Falls NY
Black patients with high blood pressure often seem to struggle to communicate with their doctors, potentially leading to worse disease outcomes, a North Carolina study suggests. "It seems that in general, blacks talk less overall to their physicians than white patients," study author Dr. Crystal Wiley Cene, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, said in a university news release. "As a result, communication about specific topics occurs less often."
- Return-to-Play Recommendations for Concussions Niagara Falls NY
- Baseball Rules Niagara Falls NY
- Strengthening Body To Avoid Injuries Niagara Falls NY
- Softball Training Niagara Falls NY
- Common Sport Injuries Niagara Falls NY
- Treating Sports Injuries Niagara Falls NY
- Health Care for Seniors Niagara Falls NY
- Weight Lifting and Power Training Niagara Falls NY
- Avoid Exercise And Sports Injuries Niagara Falls NY