Risk Factors for Sports Injuries

Millions of people participate in sports each year. In the United States alone, there are an estimated 30 million children who participate in organized sports and approximately 150 million adults who participate in non–work-related physical activity. With this level of participation, a significant number of sports-related injuries are bound to occur. These injuries are a significant problem and cost to society. Identifying the common risk factors and mechanisms of injury is a necessary condition for strategizing and creating preventive programs.

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