The prevention of catastrophic head and spine injuries in high school and college sports

  title={The prevention of catastrophic head and spine injuries in high school and college sports},
  author={Robert C. Cantu and Frederick O. Mueller},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={981 - 986}
The incidence of catastrophic injuries in sports at the high school and college levels is low, <0.5 per 100 000 participants, but even one is too many.1 Permanent paralysis, brain damage and death should not be associated with teenagers and young adults participating in high school and college athletics. Catastrophic injury is devastating not only to the injured athlete, but also to the athlete’s family, school and community. Many of these injuries can be prevented by utilising proper data… 
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