Michael J. DeFranco MD Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Specialist.
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Most Common Sports-Related Injuries in Kids The Center for Injury and Research and Policy try to answer the question, “How dangerous is each sport looking at all the sports that young athlete’s participate in?” Number one was football but following football was girls soccer followed by boy’s soccer. And if you ask yourself what are the consequences of these injuries, well the first one is time away from sports. For the more serious injuries, it can mean time away from school for the young athletes. But most importantly, injury in the young athlete can result in a lifelong disability comparing their ability not only to enjoy athletic activity as a way to stay physically fit but also impair their ability to perform work related activities. If we look specifically at injuries in boys and girls, the top five categories of injuries in boys would be to their hip and thigh. That would be hip or thigh; that would be number one. Number two would be their ankle. Number three would be their lower leg. Number four is their head or their face and number five is their feet. In girls, similar categories but different order; number one is their head or face, number two is their ankle, number three is their hip or their thigh, number four is their knees and number five is their feet.