More young people are participating in sports today than ever before. Not only are children and adolescents playing in more competitive sports, but they are also suffering increasing numbers of sports-related injuries.
The Pediatric Sports Medicine doctors at HSS specialize in sports injuries in children. Those injuries can range from common sprains and strains to growth plate injuries, osteochondritis dissecans, patella subluxation/dislocation, discoid meniscus, and injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
Any athlete can suffer a concussion, but they are most common in high and medium contact sports such as football, soccer, lacrosse, and basketball. An estimated 1.2 million suffer sports-related concussions occur yearly.
As the number of young people participating in sports increases, the incidence of sports-related injuries is increasing.