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There are many sports injuries that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
In the United States, about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sport, and about 3 million injuries each year, which cause some loss of time of participation, are experienced by the participants. Almost one-third of all injuries incurred in childhood are sports-related injuries. By far, the most common injuries are sprains and strains.
Obviously, some sports are more dangerous than others. For example, contact sports such as football can be expected to result in a higher number of injuries than a non-contact sport such as swimming. However, all types of sports have a potential for injury, whether from the trauma of contact with other players or from overuse or misuse of a body part.
Listed below are some sports injuries that are common in the growing child, for which we have provided a brief overview.