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NCAA Football Injuries – Most Surgeries are Arthroscopic

Screenshot-2017-01-28-12.51.09-e1485625928583-73x94 NCAA Football Injuries - Most Surgeries are Arthroscopic Journal Club Sports Medicine | JC

























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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