High School Sport Injuries Syosset 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

Mari Paz B Morales
(516) 562-1072
North Shore U Hosp, 300 Comm Dr
Manhasset, NY
Jyoti Rajnikant Gandhi
(718) 457-0500
8425 Elmhurst Ave
Flushing, NY
Carl F Needles
(516) 379-4120
1955 Merrick Rd # 203
Merrick, NY
Magdalen Eleanor Hull
(631) 784-7790
775 Park Ave # 310
Huntington, NY
George Lau
(516) 938-2877
100 Manetto Hill Rd # 306
Plainview, NY
Iosif Langszner
(516) 482-6100
600 Northern Blvd. Suite 109
Great Neck, NY
Ralph A Massey
(516) 773-4500
233 E Shore Rd
Great Neck, NY
Pierre Renelique
(718) 739-4835
8761 171St St
Jamaica, NY
Elisa Singer
(631) 427-1349
110 East Main St Suite B2
Huntington, NY
Carter Robert Francis
(516) 735-4048
2920 Hempstead Tpke
Levittown, 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
- Softball Training Syosset NY
Softball is a popular game that is enjoyed by people of all ages. There are a lot of things that you should take into consideration and process that you need to surpass if you want to be a successful and competitive player of softball.
- Health Care for Seniors Syosset NY
- Return-to-Play Recommendations for Concussions Syosset NY
- Strengthening Body To Avoid Injuries Syosset NY
- Weight Lifting and Power Training Syosset NY
- Doctor-Patient Talk for Hypertension Syosset NY
- Avoid Exercise And Sports Injuries Syosset NY
- Baseball Rules Syosset NY
- Treating Sports Injuries Syosset NY
- Common Sport Injuries Syosset NY