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Mechanism of Injury

A committee of representatives from the NFL Team Physicians Society and the NFL Athletic Trainers Society, NFL equipment managers, and scientific experts in the area of traumatic brain injury recently investigated the location and direction of helmet impacts in the NFL using sophisticated acquisition of high-speed video impact data and biomechanical reconstruction to determine impact […]

Neck injuries

With all neck injuries care must be taken to evaluate the cervical spine . Spinal injuries can sometimes be masked by pain elsewhere. If there is any suspicion of spinal injury, the neck should be immobilized and the athlete transported to hospital immediately.

Injuries to the larynx The larynx (voice box) is hollow and is […]

Head injuries

Head injuries Head injuries occur in most sports, particularly in contact sports and in riders, downhill skiers, and boxers. There is also a risk of injury when heading a soccer ball, especially if faulty technique is used. A kicked ball in flight can reach a speed of 100 km/h (60 mph) and weigh about 450 […]

Scoliosis

In scoliosis, lateral curvature to the left or right of part of the spine renders the vertebral column S-shaped. The cause of this complaint, which affects growing children, is unknown. It is often discovered by the physical education teacher, coach, or parents, and should lead to a visit to the doctor.

Scoliosis occurs in about […]

Intermuscular Hematoma

Bleeding may occur between muscles when a muscle fascia and its adjacent blood vessels are damaged. After an initial increase, causing the bleeding to spread, the pressure falls quickly. Typically, bruising and swelling, caused by a collection of blood, appear distally to the damaged area 24–48 hours after the injury, due to gravity. Because there […]