Direct Catastrophic Injury in Sports

  title={Direct Catastrophic Injury in Sports},
  author={Barry P Boden},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  • B. Boden
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Education
  • Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Abstract Catastrophic sports injuries are rare but tragic events. Direct (traumatic) catastrophic injury results from participating in the skills of a sport, such as a collision in football. Football is associated with the greatest number of direct catastrophic injuries for all major team sports in the United States. Pole vaulting, gymnastics, ice hockey, and football have the highest incidence of direct catastrophic injuries for sports in which males participate. In most sports, the rate of… 

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