NCAA Football Injuries – Most Surgeries are Arthroscopic

football injuries arthroscopic

Epidemiologic study of NCAA (collegiate) football injuries across 60 teams over 5 seasons. Most common orthopaedic injuries were lower extremity. This 2016 study utilized information from the NCAA injury surveillance system over 5 seasons.

Key findings include:

  • Over 18,000 football injuries
  • 39% were in competition, 56% were in regular practices
  • The highest injury rate per exposure was in competition
  • 56% of injuries were in the lower extremity


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