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Posts Tagged ‘injuries’

Over-use Injuries in Kids

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

It seems that more and more kids are participating in organized sports at even younger ages. I now have many 3 year olds who are already playing on a soccer team, and kindergartners in football and lacrosse. They are also “specializing” in a sport at younger ages as well. With the focus on one sport at even earlier ages the risk of overuse injuries seems to be greater. (more…)

Gym Class Injuries Sending More Kids to the ER

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Children these days are more likely to get hurt in gym class than they were a decade ago, a new study published in Pediatrics shows. (more…)

Cheerleading Still Most Dangerous Sport

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Cheerleading continues to cause more serious and deadly injuries by far than other sports, despite the fact that safety efforts have led to modest reductions in the number of serious injuries in recent years.

However, until recently, records about such injuries were poorly kept. An updated to the record-keeping system last year found that between 1982 and 2007 there were 103 fatal, disabling or serious injuries recorded among female high school athletes, with the vast majority, 67, occurring in cheerleading. The next most dangerous sports were gymnastics, with nine such injuries and track, with seven injuries. (more…)

Sports Injuries

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

 

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Sports Injuries – Part 1

 

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Sports Injuries – Part 2

 

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Sports Injuries – Part 3

Find out how to treat many of the common injuries your young sports star may get

Guest: Dr. Karl Rathjen, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon