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Head Injuries All Too Common in Summer Play
Date:6/22/2008

But proper sports gear and preparation can prevent unnecessary accidents, experts say

SUNDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- A few simple safety precautions can greatly reduce the risk of serious head, spinal or other types of injuries while doing summer sports and recreational activities, says the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS).

There were about 319,000 sports-related head injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms in 2006, an increase of 10,000 injuries from 2005, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission statistics.

The top 10 causes of sports and recreation-related head injuries in 2006 were:

  • Cycling -- 65,319.
  • Football -- 34,638.
  • Powered recreational vehicles (ATVs, dune buggies, go-carts, mini bikes) -- 28,585.
  • Basketball -- 25,788.
  • Baseball and softball -- 23,125.
  • Water sports (diving, scuba diving, surfing, swimming, water polo, water skiing) -- 16,060.
  • Skateboards/scooters -- 15,978.
  • Soccer -- 15,208.
  • Fitness/exercise (including at health clubs) -- 11,895.
  • Horseback riding -- 9,260.

Here are some head and spinal injury prevention tips:

  • Buy and always use helmets or protective head gear approved for specific sports.
  • Wear appropriate clothing for the sport.
  • Don't participate in sports when you're very tired or ill.
  • Discard and replace damaged sporting equipment or protective gear.
  • When playing baseball, never slide head-first into a base.
  • When cycling, skateboarding, and rollerblading, obey all traffic signals, be aware of drivers, and avoid uneven or unpaved surfaces.
  • Younger children should be supervised at all times and should not be allowed to use sporting equipment or play sports unsuitable for their age. Don't let young children use playgrounds located on hard surfaces.
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