Topics Discussed: adolescent development; athletic injuries; musculoskeletal injuries; musculoskeletal system.
Sections: Physical Growth, The Growth Cartilage, Characteristics of the Bone, Overuse Injuries, Acute Soft Tissue Injuries, Acute Growth Plate Injuries, Chronic Stress or Overuse Injuries of the Growth Plate, Acute Fractures, Stress Fractures, Joint Dislocations, Psychology of Sport Injury, Acknowledgment, References.
Excerpt:"Very little data are available on the epidemiology of sport-related musculoskeletal injuries in children and adolescents.16 It is estimated that approximately 30 million children and adolescents participate in organized sports each year in the United States.3 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study was conducted in 20052006. There were 7.2 million students who participated in high school sports in 20052006. It is estimated that high school sports account for two million injuries, 500,000 physician visits, and 30,000 hospitalizations every year. In the CDC study, sports injuries were defined as those (1) resulting from participation in an organized high school athletic practice or competition, (2) requiring medical attention from a certified athletic trainer or a physician, and (3) restricting the athlete's participation for 1 or more days beyond the day of injury. An athlete exposure was defined as one athlete participating in one practice or competition during which the athlete was exposed to the possibility of athletic injury...."
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