Dr. James Naismith, Inventor of Basketball, history, Kansas Heritage Group Miyasaka KC, Daniel DM, Stone ML. The incidence of knee ligament injuries in the general population. Am J Knee Surg. 4:43-48, 1991. Griffin, Letha Y. MD, PhD. Prevention of Noncontact ACL Injuries, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. BASKETBALL INJURIES
Knee Injuries . Dr. John Greco 927 Franklin Street, Huntsville, AL 35801 256/539‐2728 Basketball requires extensive stop and go cutting maneuvers which can put the ligaments and menisci of the knee at risk. Injury to the medial collateral ligament is most common following a blow to the outside of the knee and
2008 The epidemiology of US high school basketball injuries, 2005– 2007 Laurel A Borowski, Ellen E Yard, Sarah H Fields, R Dawn Comstock Retrospective. Descriptive epidemiology study. Adolescents by gender (check rates and patterns of basketball injuries between genders and by type of exposure). EUA Adolescents 2005–2007 1.94*
non-contact mechanism at the time of injury is more common in basketball players, the injury likely includes movement to be perturbed by or contacted by an opposing player earlier in the sequence . Alternatively contact injury mech-anism involves a substantial valgus force to the fixed and extended knee . An audible or ,
injuries seen in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I basketball players. This article will focus on the common injuries seen in basketball players, effective screening protocols, prevention exercises, and training methods that can be used to identify potential risk factors associated with injuries
The injury frequency in the in- phylactic taping of the ankle. vestigation was 5.5 ankle injuries per 1000 activity hours. Previous studies have indicated that ankle sprain is the 22% of the players used some kind of prophylactic sup- most frequent injury in basketball [3, 11, 15]. The purpose port of their ankle joints.
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For female basketball players, the game rate of injuries was 6.75 versus 2.84 injuries during practice per 1,000 AE . At a division III women’s basketball program, times of increased training loads, particularly the first 2 wk of formal practice and practices following holidays, were found to result in an increased number of injuries ( 3 ).
Knee Injuries. Basketball requires extensive stop and go and cutting maneuvers which can put the ligaments and menisci of the knee at risk. Injury to the medial collateral ligament is most common following a blow to the outside of the knee and can be often be treated with ice, bracing and a gradual return to activity.