Reducing lifelong disability from sports injuries in children

Ackery, Alun D.; Detsky, Allan S.; Hébert, Paul C.; Stanbrook, Matthew B.; Flegel, Ken; MacDonald, Noni E.
August 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/9/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 11, p1235
Academic Journal
The article reflects on ways to reduce lifelong disability from sports injuries in children in Canada. It reports that annual incidence of catastrophic injury related to sports or recreation is 6.9 per 100 000 participants and a substantial proportion of those injured are athletes less than 21 years old in Canada. It suggests that a coordinated, multifaceted approach involving awareness, education, and rule changes is required to encourage young players to enjoy healthy lives.


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