ED visit rates for youth soccer-related injuries climb by more than 100 percent in 25 years
from PT in Motion
The popularity of youth soccer has grown tremendously since 1990 – and with it, the rate of emergency department visits related to the sport, say researchers, who cite a 111 percent jump in injury rates for players aged 7-17 over a 25-year period. Those rates also include a nearly 1,600 percent increase in soccer-related ED visits for concussions, a dramatic change that may be linked to wider awareness of the seriousness of mild traumatic brain injury, according to the study's authors.
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