Soccer-related injuries are on the increase.
There is a need for increased efforts to prevent these injuries…. Music therapy for preterm infants and their parents has been confirmed favorably on infant respiratory rate and maternal anxiety.
SOCCER-RELATED INJURIES TREATED IN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS: 1990-2014.
by Nicholas A. Smith, etc.
Pediatrics, Vol. 138, n. 4, October 2016, article 17
This presents a retrospective study of soccer-related injuries treated in emergency departments in the United States. Children 7 to 17 years old presenting to emergency departments over the past 25 years were evaluated.
This came to 119,831 cases annually.
Patients between ages 12 – 17 years old = 72.7% of injuries. 55.5% of those were male. Injuries most commonly diagnosed were:
- Sprains 6%
- Fractures 2%
- Soft tissue injuries 9%
- Concussions/closed head injuries 3%
The annual head injuries per 10,000 participants increased by 1595.6% from 1990 – 2014.
Too often parents express the idea that soccer is a more benign sport than other collision athletic endeavors. Apparently it used to be, but anymore it does not seem so. I do not propose teams should not play soccer, but the same caution must be exercised in protecting our players as other “rough sports”. It should not be considered a benign sport. Efforts to make it safer must be .
MUSIC THERAPY FOR PRETERM INFANTS AND THEIR PARENTS: A META-ANALYSIS
By LucjaBieleninik, Ph.D., etc.