Adolescent Sports Injuries

  1. Bicycle / In-Line Skating / Skateboarding Safety - Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates

    Most child and teen bicycle crashes occur between May and August and between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m.

  2. Bicycle / In-Line Skating / Skateboarding Safety - Prevention

    Skateboards should never be used on surface streets. Your child should wear protective gear such as helmets, padding, and closed-toe and slip-resistant shoes.

  3. Bicycle / In-Line Skating / Skateboarding Safety -Identifying High-Risk Situations

    Most skateboard crashes occur because of irregular riding surfaces or because of inexperience. Sprains and fractures of the wrist are the most common results of a fall.

  4. Female Teen Athletes: At Risk for Injury?

    Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.

  5. Knees Are Casualties of Women's Sports

    Active women are at least twice as likely to suffer serious knee injuries as men, but it's not just athletes who are at risk.

  6. Softball's Most Dangerous Move: The Slide

    The best way to eliminate sliding injuries is to use bases designed to pop loose when they are struck too hard.

  7. Water Safety and Teens

    Encourage your adolescent to take swimming, diving, and water safety or rescue classes to give him/her the skills needed to swim and dive safely.

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