Rate of injury among youth lacrosse players.
by Lincoln, Andrew E; Yeger-McKeever, Meira; Romani, William; Hepburn, Lisa R; Dunn, Reginald E; Hinton, Richard Y.Published: Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine ; 2014Edition: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 24(4):355-7, 2014 Jul.ISSN: 1050-642X.UI/PMID: 24157466.Subject(s): Adolescent | *Athletic Injuries/ep [Epidemiology] | Baltimore/ep [Epidemiology] | Child | Female | Humans | Male | Prospective Studies | *Racquet Sports/in [Injuries]Institution(s): MedStar Health Research Institute | MedStar Union Memorial HospitalDepartment(s): MedStar Sports Medicine Research Center | OrthopaedicsActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal ArticleOnline resources: Click here to access online Digital Object Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JSM.0000000000000011 (Click here)
Abbreviated citation:Local Holdings: Available online from MWHC library: 2000 - present.Abstract: OBJECTIVE: This study describes the rate of injury and the types and mechanisms of injuries incurred by girls and boys during youth recreational lacrosse; DESIGN: Prospective cohort study; SETTING: Games were played at a large turf community athletic complex; PARTICIPANTS: Participants included male and female lacrosse players aged 9-15 years. A total of 143 games were played, resulting in 4603 athlete-exposures (AEs); ASSESSMENT OF RISK FACTORS: Youth players were grouped based on sex and 3 age categories: under 11 (U11; 9-10 years), under 13 (U13; 11-12 years), and under 15 (U15; 13-14 years); MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Certified athletic trainers collected data on type of injury and injury mechanism; RESULTS: There were 6.3 injuries per 1000 AEs for boys and girls combined. Girls had 7 injuries (3.4 per 1000 AEs) and boys had 22 injuries (8.7 per 1000 AEs). Contusions and lacerations were the most frequent injury (n = 13), and body-to-body contact (n = 10) was the most common injury mechanism. There were 4 concussions among boys (U13 and U15) and none among girls; CONCLUSIONS: Most injuries evaluated in youth lacrosse were contusions/lacerations; however, serious injuries were observed, including concussions in boys in the age group where body contact is allowed.
Clin J Sport Med. 24(4):355-7, 2014 Jul.