Review Article

Epidemiology of youth sports injury: a review of demographic and sports-related risk factors for injury

Chierika Ukogu, Diana Patterson, Alex Sarosi, Alexis C. Colvin


A growing number of young people are participating in sports leading to an increase in traumatic, overuse, and brain injuries. We reviewed the most updated reports of participation in sports, the prevalence of sports related injuries, and indications for surgery. We concluded that sports related injuries varied by type of sport and gender and thus such demographics should be taken into account when treating injuries and informing patients before surgery.

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