CHOP Study Shows Sports-Related Knee Injuries on the Rise

Past decade shows dangerous trend for child athletes

Physicians at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia conducted a study analyzing injury data in kids and adolescents from 1999 to 2011. The study showed that the number of ACL and meniscus tears increased by about 11 such incidents per year. The study also aimed to better identify which kids might be at greater risk of sustaining such and injury and hoped to influence coaches and program directors into incorporating injury prevention lessons into their workouts. [Philadelphia Business Journal]