Patients with basketball injuries were more marginalized (3.01 ± 0.74) compared with patients with soccer and hockey injuries (2.90 ± 0.75 and 2.72 ± 0.69, respectively). Conclusions: Accurate regional epidemiologic information regarding sports injuries can be used to guide policy development for municipal planning and sport program development.
Source: American Sports Data, Inc. - A Comprehensive Study of Sports Injuries in the U.S. Compared to other popular forms of recreation, the shooting sports have some of the lowest occurrences of injury. 0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 basketball soccer baseball hunting paintball trap/skeet archery 2,783 1,634 602 207 21 16 16 (in 000’s)
Basketball is considered a contact sport, as opposed to a collision sport like football or hockey. It has one of the highest injury rates compared to other contact sports with players in the NBA and WNBA having the highest risk. Research has identified a handful of injuries that are common among basketball players:
Activities associated with the highest number of ED visits were football, bicycling, basketball, playground activities and soccer. The NSC reports that there were about 130,000 swimming injuries treated in EDs in 2020, with children between the ages of five and 14 suffering half of all injuries.
Men’s football (or soccer) (0.08/1,000 AE) One important finding is that in sports played by both men and women, women sports typically had a higher rate of concussion. This is especially interesting in sports like hockey. Women’s hockey is non-contact, but has a higher rate of concussion compared to men’s hockey – which is full body ...
"A comparison of facial protection and the incidence of head, neck, and facial injuries in Junior A hockey players. A function of individual playing time". American Journal of Sports Medicine , 30: 39-44, 2002.
Most organized sports-related injuries (62 percent) occur during practice. Types of sports and recreational activities. Consider these estimated injury statistics for 2009 from the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Basketball. More than 170,000 children ages 5 to 14 were treated in hospital emergency rooms for basketball-related injuries.
A total of 249 injuries were reported, representing an incidence of 134.5 injuries per 1000 registered athletes, and 119 (48%) resulted in time loss from sport. A total of 185 injuries affected ...
This one may actually surprise some people, because major injuries are more scarce in basketball than most other sports due to the low amount of contact involved. But it is a dangerous game.
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