Navigation Links
New national study finds increase in football-related injuries among youth
Date:4/11/2011

A new study conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that an estimated 5.25 million football-related injuries among children and adolescents between 6 and 17 years of age were treated in U.S. emergency departments between 1990 and 2007. The annual number of football-related injuries increased 27 percent during the 18-year study period, jumping from 274,094 in 1990 to 346,772 in 2007.

"We found that nearly 2,000 pediatric and adolescent football-related injuries were treated every day in emergency departments during football season," said Lara McKenzie, PhD, study co-author and principal investigator in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital. "We need to do a better job of preventing football-related injuries among our young athletes."

According to the study, published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics, the most common injuries were sprains and strains (31 percent), fractures and dislocations (28 percent) and soft tissue injuries (24 percent). In addition, concussions accounted for 8,631 injuries each year. Adolescents aged 12 to 17 years old suffered a greater proportion of the injuries (78 percent), and were more likely to sustain a concussion or be injured at school when compared to younger players. Children aged 6 to 11 years old were more likely to sustain lacerations, and were often injured at home.

"Prevention and treatment of concussions are the focus of many discussions at every level of play from the junior level all the way up to the National Football League. Our data shows that young athletes are at risk for concussions," said Dr. McKenzie, also a faculty member at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. "Every day during football season, an average of fifty-seven 6 to 17 year olds are treated in U.S. emergency departments for football-related concussions. The potential long-term consequences of this type of injury make this an unacceptably high number."


'/>"/>

Contact: Erin Pope
Erin.Pope@NationwideChildrens.org
614-355-0495
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. NationalCreditReport.com Reminds Consumers of Ways to Improve Credit Report and Score in 2010
2. The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Joins the Commission on Cancer
3. National Wildlife Federation Says Outdoor Time for Kids Can Help First Lady Achieve Her “Let's Move” Goal
4. Howard Dean to Speak at the 2010 DTC National Conference
5. International Diabetes Federation awards $2 million to 9 global diabetes research projects
6. Jion Beijing Great Wall International Travel Agency Immediate Exposure to China Expo 2010
7. U.S. National Guard Connects Nationwide with Desktop Alert's Command and Control Mass Notification Systems and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)
8. H1N1 international symposium to be hosted by Emory-UGA Influenza Center
9. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Names Celtics Captain Paul Pierce National Athlete Spokesperson in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity
10. Researchers Who Discovered First Genes for Stuttering will Present Findings to the National Stuttering Association
11. Protecting patients: Study shows that Johns Hopkins flu vaccination rates twice national average
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... , ... Whole Health Supply, LLC is announcing the release of an updated version of their ... , The 2017 edition has wide jaws that will accommodate nails up to 4mm ... as diabetics. This handle is reinforced for extra strength when pressing down on dense nails ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 15, 2017 , ... The Gravity ... location in Radnor, Pennsylvania. As construction wraps up on the 14,000+ square foot climbing ... Gravity Vaults sixth location, including three in New Jersey and two in New York. ...
(Date:1/14/2017)... ... January 14, 2017 , ... "TransFreeze Volume 3 is a self animating masking transition which ... Final Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ... frame transition from one clip to the next. , To use “Cut-Out First” ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... With the increasing public preference for chemical-free ... organic alternatives for customers who have grown more conscious about maintaining their health ... activated charcoal products, Moody Zook Chief Executive Officer Nate Ginsburg explained their company’s ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... , ... January 13, 2017 , ... Friday, January 13 ... of the game room, increasing the size of the location to 90,000 square feet. ... 8-hole mini golf course that takes customers on an educational tour of the historic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/13/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... their offering. ... Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a progressive genetic condition and is the ... regulator (CFTR) gene from both parents. The defective CFTR genes produce ... the buildup of a thick and sticky mucus in the lungs ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... , Jan. 12, 2017  Albertsons Companies proudly ... Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for its specialty ... food and drug chain with this accreditation and ... patients. Accreditation by ACHC reflects Albertsons ... to facilitate a higher level of performance and ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... , Jan. 13, 2017  Biologics Prescribers ... Drug Administration (FDA) for issuing final guidance ... medicines. This policy is an important win ... is essential for pharmacovigilance, patient safety and ... has voiced to FDA, we remain concerned with "random" ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: