Posts Tagged: louisville sports medicine

The High Cost of Hockey Injuries

NHL Injuries Come with High Costs The fiscal importance of sports injury prevention is emphasized in a recent medical study by Dr. Michael Cusimano at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital. National Hockey League (NHL) teams and their insurance companies paid over $650 million in salary to NHL players who were unable to play due to sports… Read more »

Acrobatic Gymnastics Injury, and Sports Injuries from Trampoline and Tumbling

Scientific researchers led by Grapton and Colleagues (2013) looked at sports injuries like gymnastics injury, trampoline injuries and injuries from tumbling over a 5 year period of time. Researchers specifically analyzed data on 357 traumatic injury events to understand a variety of factors including the following: Type of accident Level of athletic expertise Location of… Read more »

Pain in the Shoulder could be Shoulder Impingement Syndrome – Learn more

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome – What is it and What can I do about it? Shoulder impingement syndrome is often characterized by pain in the shoulder when you reach up over your head.  It is caused by a narrowing of the area under the shoulder’s acromion. When the supraspinatus muscle in the shoulder gets compressed, it… Read more »

Sports Injuries in Children – Learn more about Common Sports Injuries for Kids

Sports Injuries in Children – Learn More With around 7.6 million high school kids in the U.S. participating in some type of sports activity, sports injuries in children are a genuine concern. There are a number of common sport-related injuries impacting this youth population during athletic participation.  While many sports injuries in children are considered… Read more »

Hamstring Injury from Soccer? Injury Rate Differences between Men and Women – Learn more from Sports Medicine Louisville

Hamstring Injury Rates and Male and Female Soccer Players Many soccer players experience a hamstring injury or strain and this common sports injury frequently reoccurs. Looking at hamstring injury rates, researchers led by Dr. Kevin M. Cross and colleagues (2013) compared male and female college student soccer players.

Brain Injury in Sports – Ice Hockey identified as Sport with Comparatively High Risk for Kids

Brain Injury in Sports Canadian researchers examined sports injury data about 13,000 Canadian children and teens and found that ice hockey accounted for around 44% of all brain injuries among kids. For kids 11 and older, the game was responsible for more than two-thirds of brain injuries. Player to player contact, getting hit into the… Read more »

Fatalities and Football – Researchers Identify Reasons including Football Injuries

Fatalities Linked to Football – According to research led by Boden and colleagues (2013) and published in the American Journal of Sports  Medicine, football related injuries are rare but they do occur with around 12 per year or 1 in 100,000  participating players. Studying data from 1990 to 2010, these researchers reviewed the cases of… Read more »

Boys Lacrosse Rules Promote Injury Prevention and Sports Injury Safety – More from Louisville Orthopedic

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) issued new rules for Boys Lacrosse to  increase safety in the game. Recognizing what is described as a growing concern about the dangers of  concussions, boys lacrosse rules in 2013 have been revised to bolster safety by offering additional guidance about when penalties and even ejections… Read more »

Updated Guidelines for Sports Concussions Issued by American Academy of Neurology (AAN) – More from Louisville Sports Medicine Physician

The AAN issued new guidelines to evaluate athletes with concussions, replacing the 1997 guidelines. One recommendation deemed of special importance includes the suggestion that any athletes thought to have experienced a  concussion be stopped from engaging in athletic play immediately. It is recommended that athletes receive a thorough assessment from a licensed health care provider trained in understanding… Read more »