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POSTED: Friday, April 4, 2014, 5:45 AM

Grab your helmet and stick and let’s hit the lacrosse field.

Injury statistics

A 2007 study by Dick et al in the Journal of Athletic Training looked at injury rates for the men’s lacrosse using the NCAA injury surveillance system from 1988-2004. The results show a nearly 4 times higher rate of injury in games than in practice (12.58 versus 3.24 injuries per 1000 athlete-exposures [A-Es]).

POSTED: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 11:10 AM
Filed Under: Lacrosse

For a certain group of athletes and fans, this is a particularly exciting time of year filled with preparation for and anticipation of another season of “the fastest growing sport in the country.” 

Don’t purchase your plane tickets for Florida or Arizona, though, because the athletes in this sport are all over the Philadelphia area right now. Yes, Virginia, we are talking about lacrosse. This post is for lacrosse athletes of both genders and all ages—and for the folks who coach, train, and (or) love them—and will discuss a few things that may help keep you in the game and on the field.

The most common injury in both men and women’s lacrosse is an ankle sprain. According to a study by Dr Richard Hinton, a sports medicine physician from Baltimore and team physician for US Lacrosse who looked at injury rates over three years for 2000 male and female high school lacrosse players, the most frequent injury that required medical attention and at least one day lost from practice or competition was an ankle sprain.

POSTED: Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 2:35 PM
Filed Under: Lacrosse | Robert Senior

This weekend, thousands of coaches, players, fans and officials will converge on Philadelphia for the annual U.S. Lacrosse National Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The event celebrates one of the fastest-growing sports for men and women in North America—and it all starts Friday morning with the 2013 U.S. Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium. The symposium features presentations from top sports medicine professionals on lacrosse-specific issues ranging from head and neck injuries to ACL injury prevention.

“Because of the explosion in popularity the sport has experienced, we need to start looking at the sports medicine-related issues of lacrosse,” said Sports Doc panelist Gene Hong, M.D., team physician for the U.S. National Women’s U19 Lacrosse Team.

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Robert Senior Sports Doc blog Editor
Alfred Atanda, Jr., M.D. Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
Robert Cabry, M.D. Drexel Sports Medicine, Team physician - U.S. Figure Skating, Assoc. Team Physician - Drexel
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Symetrix Sports Performance, athletic trainer at OAA Orthopaedics
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Rothman Institute, Head Team Physician for the Phillies & St. Joe's
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Rothman Institute, Head Team Physician - Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon - Flyers
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director - The Center For Sport Psychology, Sports Psychology Consultant - 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Rothman Institute, Team Physician - USA Wrestling, Consultant - Philadelphia Phillies
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer at The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Cassie Haynes, JD, MPH Co-Founder, Trap Door Athletics, CrossFit LI Certified
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician - Drexel, Philadelphia University, Saint Joe’s, & U.S. National Women’s Lacrosse
Jim McCrossin, ATC Flyers and Phantoms
Kevin Miller Fitness Coach, Philadelphia Union
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales, Pa.
David Rubenstein, M.D. Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center, Team Orthopedist - Philadelphia 76ers
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute, Athletic Trainer - US Soccer Federation
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