Navigation Links
Football Injuries More Likely on Certain Artificial Turf
Date:3/12/2010

More players had ligament damage, ankle sprains than on natural grass, study shows

FRIDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Pro football players are more likely to suffer certain types of knee and ankle injuries on an artificial turf called FieldTurf than on natural grass, a new study contends.

Researchers analyzed data from the 2002-2008 National Football League seasons and found that teams playing on FieldTurf had an 88 percent higher rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and a 48 percent higher rate of eversion ankle sprains (foot twists outward).

Per team game, the rate of all reported game-related lower extremity injuries was 27 percent higher on FieldTurf than on natural grass.

"These injuries could be happening for myriad reasons, and we need to further explore and initiate research into exactly why this is happening," study leader Dr. Elliott B. Hershman, chairman of orthopedic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, and chairman of the NFL Injury and Safety Panel, said in a news release.

He added that "many NFL players prefer FieldTurf because it is softer and more comfortable to land on than other playing surfaces such as natural grass, but the more that NFL players play on this surface, the more prone they are to injury. It is important for athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and fans to be aware of this issue."

Speaking to the Associated Press, FieldTurf president Eric Daliere took issue with the findings. He said that recent data published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine by Michael Meyers of Montana State University found lower rates of injury among college football players who played on FieldTurf. That research was funded by FieldTurf and did not look at NFL football, the AP noted.

"Michael Meyers has come to a very different conclusion on a different level and his is a real study, not just a report," Daliere told the
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Novel Cooling Therapy May Have Aided Injured Football Player
2. Physical Therapist Provides Injury Analysis for Fantasy Football
3. High school footballers wearing special helmets to monitor brain injuries
4. Over one-third of former American football players had sexual relations with men, study says
5. Professional Football Takes the Field to Tackle Prostate Cancer
6. Football game days tops for drinking among college students
7. AUDIO from Medialink and Prilosec: Your Chance to get to Footballs Biggest Game
8. Arizona-Based Healthy Lifestyle Corporate Events Helps Football Fans Commit to Good Health
9. Pro Football Hall of Fame Member Jim Kelly Urges Congress to Approve the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act
10. Childrens Miracle Network and Arena Football League Partner for First Nationwide Celebration Event
11. Football Can Shrink Players
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... -- Expectant parents should leave prenatal picture-taking to medical ... Use of ultrasound imaging and heartbeat monitors to get ... agency warns. "Although there is a lack ... and heartbeat monitors, prudent use of these devices by ... FDA biomedical engineer, said in an agency news release. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. 16, ... America, and work commitment is a big reason why, new ... said Dr. Mathias Basner, an assistant professor of sleep and ... of Medicine. A time-use survey of nearly 125,000 Americans, ... main activity exchanged for sleep. Short sleepers -- those who ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 South Florida’s leading urgent care ... can be a daze of hassle, hustle, and bustle that ... decking halls, to burns when making special meals and heartburn ... can happen at any time. To prevent this season of ... made a list of helpful and healthful holiday tips to ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... News) -- Expert pilots process visual information more efficiently ... better decisions during landings, a new study shows. ... pilots to master, and 36 percent of all airplane ... final approach and landing. Researchers monitored the brain ... pilots while they were at the controls of a ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 At the leading, long-established ... AutismOne and Focus Autism will welcome ... research on the effects of toxins to children’s health, ... information. , Luminaries such as Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic ... with esteemed, credentialed colleagues of the United States to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDA Warns Against Fetal 'Keepsake' Videos 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 2Health News:Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds 3Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 2Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Presents Healthy Holiday Tips 3Health News:Study Shows Why Expert Pilots Are Experts 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 3
... Hospital is the only pediatric hospital in the ... The American Nurses,Credentialing Center (ANCC) has awarded DMC ... nursing. Recognized as one of the,highest distinctions a ... five,percent of all U.S. hospitals have achieved this ...
... April 17 The Connecticut,Hospice, Inc., the nation,s ... from its first class of The Norma F. ... by a,generous grant merited by the Connecticut Hospice,s ... for education and,training in hospice and palliative care. ...
... explain antidepressants, effectiveness , , THURSDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) ... old brain cells to their more plastic youthful condition ... only provides a possible new explanation for the antidepressant ... prospect that it could be used to treat other ...
... drinkers and heavy,smokers develop Alzheimer,s disease years earlier ... smoke heavily, according to research that,will be presented ... Meeting in Chicago, April 12-19, 2008., "These ... we can,reduce or eliminate heavy smoking and drinking, ...
... N.Y., April 17 CTG (Nasdaq: CTGX ),an ... that it would release its 2008 first quarter,financial results ... company,will hold a conference call to discuss its financial ... 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. CTG,Chairman and Chief Executive Officer ...
... Calif., April 17 The National Center for,Autism ... for autism research, education and family support,services has ... are,flocking to NCARE resulting from the announcement to ... that families desperately need centralized,autism resources., Soonhee ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Children's Hospital of Michigan Awarded Prestigious Magnet Status 2Health News:The Norma F. Pfriem International Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing 2Health News:Prozac Makes Old Brain Cells Young 2Health News:Prozac Makes Old Brain Cells Young 3Health News:Alzheimer's Starts Earlier for Heavy Drinkers, Smokers 2Health News:CTG Announces 2008 First Quarter Conference Call and Webcast Information 2Health News:California's First Non-profit Center for Autism Research, Education and Family Services 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... Revenue and earnings above the previous ... development In the past 2013/14 fiscal year (ended ... to EUR 4.287 billion (last year: EUR 4.190 billion) despite ... EUR 360 million. "Overall, 2013/14 was a successful fiscal year ... President and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. "Thanks to our ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 17, 2014  Beamz Interactive, Inc. ... music products, today announced that it has signed ... manufacturer and supplier of innovative prosthetic, orthotic and ... part of the agreement, RSL Steeper will promote ... specifically configured for use within UK residential care ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 17, 2014  RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ... discovering, developing and commercializing innovative therapies addressing major ... of enrollment in its first Phase 2a study, ... confirmed the 1-month findings that were reported in ... - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130917/NE80755LOGO , , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ZEISS Asserts its Position in Difficult Environment 2Beamz Interactive, Inc. Signs UK Distribution Agreement with RSL Steeper Limited 2Beamz Interactive, Inc. Signs UK Distribution Agreement with RSL Steeper Limited 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 2RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 3RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 4RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Sustained Effect of RXI-109 at Three Months Post Scar Revision Surgery and the Completion of Enrollment for its Phase 2a Trial RXI-109-1301 5
... 1 Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX ... obesity, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug ... Drug Application (NDA) for Contrave® (naltrexone SR/bupropion SR), its ... is based on a substantial body of evidence gathered ...
... , IRVINE, Calif. , June 1 Cardiogenesis ... present at the Noble Financial Sixth Annual Equity Conference - ONTRACK ... Hollywood, Florida .  Executive Chairman Paul J. McCormick will ... at 5:00 pm Eastern Time ( 2:00 pm ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Orexigen® Therapeutics Announces FDA Acceptance of Contrave® New Drug Application for the Treatment of Obesity 2Orexigen® Therapeutics Announces FDA Acceptance of Contrave® New Drug Application for the Treatment of Obesity 3Cardiogenesis Corporation to Present at Noble Financial - ONTRACK 2010 2
Shafts angled 45 degrees, 10 mm from tip to bend. 1 x 2 teeth. Serrated handle with polished finish. Most popular size or model....
Shafts angled 45 degrees, 10 mm from tip to bend. Tips curved with 0.5 mm, 1 x 2 teeth. Serrated handle with polished finish....
Straight shafts with 5.5 mm tying platform and 1 mm crisscross serrated tips. Wide serrated handle with polished finish....
Smooth pointed tips open to 3.0 mm. Cross action curved shafts. Tip to Angle Length: 12.0 mm. Round handle....
Medicine Products: