Sports-specific concerns in the young athlete: Football Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Football
  • Head Injuries, Closed
  • Shoulder Injuries

abstract

  • There are over 1.5 million males playing American football at all levels in the United States. American football is the most common participant sport among high-school-aged males. Owing to its high rate of injury per exposure hour, American football injuries are commonly treated in the emergency department during the autumn sports season. This article will review the history, epidemiology, and specific injury patterns seen in American football, with a focus on head and shoulder injuries.

publication date

  • October 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10532673

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 363

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 15

number

  • 5