Sports Related Injuries

Injuries During Sports Statistics

There are many different injuries that can occur in sports, especially if it is a contact sport such as Hockey or Football. One out of every 25 people seek professional help for a sports related injury every year. 1.35 million Children have a sports related injury a year. From the year of 1991 to 1998 sports related injuries increased by a total of 33 percent. A total of 276,000 injuries that were taken to the emergency of people who were age 35 to 54 rooms in 1991 with injuries that were not treated…In 1998, this number was increased to 365,000. This increase was reported to have cost over $18.7 billion dollars in related things for improvement and treatment. As the years go by authorities see this number increasing rapidly. The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System otherwise known as NEISS stated in 2006 that it had averaged over half a million injuries for basketball related accidents alone in the year of 2006. They also related that the number was closer to two million for other sports like football, bicycling, etc. The leading cause of deaths in sports related injuries is bicycling. Mainly because these are involved in motor vehicle accidents causing traumatic brain injuries.

Famous Related Injuries

Although there are millions of accidents that occur each year the big ones is regal that everyone hear about. These are the ones that are involved with famous people. Some of these well known instances are:

  • Tomas Vokan Professional ice hockey player who was carted from the ring with injury when another player swung his stick slamming him in the face. Results were stitches across the face.
  • Jessica Dube Professional ice skater who needed 80 stitches after her fall on the ice.
  • Frank Gifford Professional football player who suffered a concussion that was so bad during the 8th game he was lost for the remainder of the season.
  • Leon Washington Famous football player who sustained an injury after he was taken down by legs. His bone was reported to have broken the skin when it snapped causing the need for hours in surgery.
  • Corey Hill Professional MMA fighter who sustained painful broken bones especially the one from his high kick.
  • Donald Audette Professional hockey player who sustained severe cut through artery.
  • Tyrone Prothro College football player whose injury cast him a rod in the leg and the ability to play football again.
  • Kevin Everett Professional football player who had a life threatening injury to the spinal cord.
  • Napoleon McCallum Suffered major injuries that resulted in 6 different surgeries to his leg. He was told that if it did not go well it would need to be amputated. Thankfully the surgery went well but the injury ended his career.
  • Joe Theismann The most well known injury in football was his mangled leg injury that cost him his football career.
  • Clint Malarchuk Injury to his neck and carotid. This injury required the hockey player to receive over 300 stitches but he was back on the ice in a matter of weeks.

Children and Sports Related Injuries

The need is very high for parents to stress the need for stretching and warm up to the children of today. Many children do not know the severity of actions done during a sports event that can have life altering results. It is estimated that nearly 2 million injuries a year involve high school students which results in 30,000 hospital stays and 500,000 physician visits. The children under age 14 result in over 3.5 million a year. Out of all the sports related injuries brought to hospitals children average around 40% of them this includes a total of 21% being head injuries. The total breakdown of the sports when relating to injuries is 22% is soccer, 25% is baseball, 15% is baseball, 28% is football and 12% to the remaining sports.

What to do in Case of an Injury

The main thing to remember in case of a sports related injury is to breath. Stay calm and to think of something else other than the main it may be causing. I know easier said than done. This will help your body in the end. Most serious injuries can result in severe pain that blocks out all other reasoning. If the person stays calm or at least try, it can help the body from going into shock. Shock can lead to major injuries including loss of oxygen to the brain, heart attack and organ damage. Neurogenic shock is a type of shock that is cause with spinal cord injuries and can be deadly. The second thing to remember is be still. Wait till professional help arrives. Most people are in a state of shock when a bad injury occurs. The need for someone who is professional to check you is important. Many spinal cord injuries cannot be accessed right away. People have welded away from accidents feeling fine only to find out later they have a major spinal cord injury.



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