Athletic Care/Injuries

Top Story

U.S. Soccer announces player safety campaign that includes restrictions on heading in youth soccer

November 25, 2015

Following the resolution of a class action lawsuit regarding youth soccer concussion, the United States Soccer Federation has recently announced an upcoming player safety campaign that will include new youth soccer initiatives in part to improve concussion awareness, provide more uniform concussion management and eliminate heading in the youngest players.

“The genesis for developing the campaign was unrelated to the lawsuit, as U.S. Soccer has been working on a player safety campaign since long before the lawsuit was filed,” a press release from U.S. Soccer noted. “The campaign was developed with the help of medical experts to provide coaches, players, parents and referee with information, guidance and additional educational materials to improve the management of injuries, including concussions.”


BLOG: Injuries in youth basketball players can be prevented with proper training

November 20, 2015
Basketball has been a favorite sport ever since James Naismith first nailed a peach basket to the wall of the YMCA in Springfield, Mass. in 1891. It is popular among…
Meeting News Coverage

Study highlights increased number of ACL tears among youth

October 29, 2015
The number of ACL tears among adolescents and school-aged children has increased during the past 20 years, according to results recently presented at the American…
Meeting News Coverage

ACL injury most likely in female high school athletes participating in basketball, soccer, lacrosse

October 26, 2015
Data presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics Conference and Exhibition indicates female high school athletes have a higher risk of ACL tear per exposure than…
Feature Article

Assessment of Cervical Spinal Canal Geometry by Football Position in Athletes in the NFL Scouting Combine

Orthopedics, November 2008, Volume 31 Issue 11
More »

Sports Medicine: December 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

The past two decades have witnessed an amazing increase in the participation in competitive sports by children of all…
More »
Meeting News Coverage Video

VIDEO: Fulkerson offers highlights from patellofemoral joint session

July 14, 2015
More »