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Sharp rise in youth soccer injuries calls for greater prevention efforts

September 20, 2016

The increase in youth soccer-related injuries — particularly closed head injuries and concussions that have risen by an annual rate of almost 1,600% during a 25-year period — emphasizes the need for better prevention strategies, according to study findings published in Pediatrics.

“The sport of soccer has changed dramatically in the last 25 years,” Huiyun Xiang, MD, PhD, MPH, director of research core at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, said in a press release. “We’re seeing athletes play year-round now thanks to club, travel and rec leagues, and the intensity of play is higher than it ever has been. These factors combine to lead to more risk of injury.”

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Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2016
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CME Article

Diagnosis and Treatment of Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury

Psychiatric Annals, October 2012, Volume 42 Issue 10
CME Educational Objectives 1. Understand the history of traumatic brain injury in sport. 2. Learn proposed etiologic…
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Sports Medicine: December 2014

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New youth concussion screening technology and data collection to roll out in District of Columbia

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Mobile app helps patients monitor concussion symptoms

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In the Journals

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