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 »
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Basketball players, especially females, often suffer from knee injuries like anterior cruciate ligament tears or ACL tears and meniscus injuries. Dr. Moira McCarthy and colleagues (2013) conducted an epidemiological study looking at the demographic data of female college basketball players. Research results showed that about 48% of the athletes suffered from an ankle sprain.
Scientists led by Roberts and colleagues (2012) from the Center for Injury Research and Policy in Columbus Ohio examined 16 years of data on dance-related injuries in young people ages 3 to 19 years. More than 113,000 young people were treated in emergency rooms in the U.S. for dance related injuries between 1991 and 2007.