HealthDay—July 8, 2016
HealthDay reporter Randy Dotinga reports on the impact fake soil in artificial turf may have on high school football injuries. Randy writes that, "Findings of the industry-funded research suggest a connection but don't definitively prove that less fake soil causes more injuries."
Samuel A. Taylor, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, comments on the topic: "Many other factors likely come into play, such as the influence of weather conditions in a given location on infill performance." Dr. Taylor adds, "We don't know the impact of how often a field is used on infill performance. For example, an NFL stadium used 10 times over a season and a high school field used year-round may perform differently over time."