Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What's the most common injury in YOUR sport?

No matter how you are involved in athletics, you need to know the dangers that accompany your sport.

What's the most common injury in YOUR sport?

No matter how you are involved in athletics, you need to know the dangers that accompany your sport. This Strained Sports infographic will help you digest the mountain of statistics and help you better understand how the injuries stack up against each other from sport to sport.


With the hope of informing, this graphic has the purpose of raising awareness of sports injuries, whether they are minor ankle problems or fatal brain injuries. Because the potential dangers aren’t always at the forefront of discussions, learning about the more serious side of sports will allow you to make an educated decision about participating. Additionally, this infographic can serve as a guide to understand what sort of injuries to watch for by sport.

Who Do Injuries Impact?

With important statistics about the legal history, potential long-term consequences and comparisons of sports injuries, this infographic is a vital resource for more than just participants of different sports. Parents will be able to better protect the health of their children involved in sports. Coaches can better prepare their athletes against certain injuries. Colleges will be able to properly delegate medical staff and high schools will know which sporting events to provide extra support for.

Research Method

Specializing in injury law, Katherman, Briggs & Greenberg created this infographic for the purpose of raising awareness about sports injuries. To accurately compile statistics, they cross examined several sources like USA Today, The Journal of Athletic Training, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the University of North Carolina.

The infographic provides information like the most common basketball injuries and which sports have the most injuries. This information will give athletes, coaches, parents and institutions the knowledge to make better health decisions, better preparations and even have better expectations. With this infographic, you have the information necessary to make yourself aware of the dangers that accompany playing sports and the knowledge to properly prepare yourself, your child, your player or your student athlete.

To view the infographic in larger size, click here.

Strained Sports: Athletes and their injuries

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About this blog

Whether you are a weekend warrior, an aging baby boomer, a student athlete or just someone who wants to stay active, this blog is for you. Read about our growing list of expert contributors here.

Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Ellen Casey, MD Physician with Drexel University Sports Medicine
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Head Team Physician for Phillies & St. Joe's; Rothman Institute
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director of The Center For Sport Psychology; Sports Psychology Consultant for 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Team Physician for USA Wrestling, Consultant for Phillies; Rothman Institute
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Health Producer, Philly.com
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
David Rubenstein, M.D. Team Orthopedist for 76ers; Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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