Contusions are the most common injury, and minor/moderate injuries predominate. Extrinsic risk factors for youth soccer include: dangerous play, play on small fields, and inclusion of youth players on adult teams. The most important intrinsic risk factor is the relation of knee injury and female gender.
Nine studies on the prevention of soccer injuries were found in the literature. There is some evidence that multi-modal intervention programmes result in a general reduction in injuries. Ankle sprains can be prevented by external ankle supports and proprioceptive/coordination training, especially in athletes with previous ankle sprains.
Despite the wide-ranging health benefits of participation in organized sports, injuries occur and represent a threat to the health and performance of young athletes. Youth soccer has a greater reported injury rate than many other contact sports, and recent studies suggest that injury rates are increasing. Large increases in the incidence of concussions in youth soccer have been reported, and anterior cruciate ligament injuries remain a significant problem in this sport, particularly among ...
Overuse injuries were most frequent in the preseason training period. Traumatic leg injuries involved players with inadequate or no shin guards. Of the traumatic knee injuries, 11 of 18 (61%) occurred during a collision; non-contact knee injuries were frequently seen in those players with a history of knee injury and existing instability.
Information about soccer injuries is required to develop prevention and rehabilitation programmes. Most soccer injuries occur in the lower extremities. This type of injury is reviewed here. Definitions of injury, injury rate, injury percentage, mechanism of injury, anatomical region of injury, type of injury, and severity of injury are summarised. In each section, a description and summary of the data are provided.
Abstract. Sports participation is accompanied by risk of injury, and each specific sport has its own unique injury profile. One of the goals of a sports medicine professional is injury prevention, and the past decade has seen numerous reports on the outcomes of injury-prevention studies. Health care professionals have been particularly vigilant in attempting to reduce common injuries in soccer, beginning with work in the early 1980s to the rigorous randomized trials of today.
Knee Injuries in Elite Level Soccer Players. As one of the most popular sports in the world, soccer injury rates involving the knee continue to rise. An alarming trend of knee injuries, including increased anterior cruciate ligament ruptures, underscores the need to review our current understanding of these injuries in soccer players. This art …. As one of the most popular sports in the world, soccer injury rates involving the knee continue to rise.
Introduction. Soccer is the most popular sport worldwide, and participation in this sport can be associated with injuries.1 On average, an elite soccer player suffers from 1.5 to 7.6 injuries each 1,000 hours of training and 12 to 35 injuries each 1,000 hours of match.2,3 Kirkendall and Dvorak4 reported that the most common injured site was the lower limb (67.7%), followed by the upper limb ...
Female soccer and basketball players also displayed more time loss after concussion compared with male basketball and soccer players. Conclusions: Female athletes sustained a higher rate of concussion and, in all sports except lacrosse, had greater time loss from concussion than male athletes.