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Injury in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports

Epidemiology, Treatment and Prevention

  • Dennis Caine
  • Laura Purcell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dennis Caine, Laura Purcell
      Pages 3-14
  3. Epidemiology of Injury in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Laura Purcell
      Pages 17-32
    3. R. Dawn Comstock, Katherine S. Dahab, David A. James
      Pages 51-67
    4. Kathrin Steffen
      Pages 79-90
  4. Overview of Common Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. John P. DiFiori, Joel S. Brenner, Neeru Jayanthi
      Pages 93-105
    3. Nicola Maffulli, Alessio Giai Via, Francesco Oliva
      Pages 107-120
    4. Jonathan Watson, Kian Setayesh, Mark R. Hutchinson
      Pages 121-134
    5. Patrick M. Riley Jr, Lyle J. Micheli
      Pages 135-147
  5. Potentially Serious Injuries and Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Laura Purcell
      Pages 151-162
    3. Eric D. Zemper, Karen G. Roos, Dennis Caine
      Pages 163-177
    4. Gretchen Kerr, Ashley Stirling, Ellen MacPherson
      Pages 179-188
  6. Injury Causation and Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Dennis Caine, Brett J. Goodwin
      Pages 191-203

About this book


Providing a state-of-the-art account of the nature, distribution and determinants of sports injury in children and adolescents, this unique volume uses the public health model to describe the scope of the injury problem and the associated risk factors and evaluate the current research on injury prevention strategies as described in the literature. Thoughtfully divided in six sections, the nature of the young athlete and epidemiology of pediatric and adolescent sports injury are described first. Then an overview of the most common types of youth sports injuries as well as more serious injuries (e.g., concussions) and outcomes is presented, followed by a discussion of injury causation and prevention. Suggestions for future research rounds out the presentation. Each chapter is illustrated with tables which make it easy to examine injury factors between studies. Throughout, the editors and contributors have taken an evidence-based approach and adopted a uniform methodology to assess the data available. Ideal for physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers and sports scientists alike, Injury in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports concisely and accurately presents the situation faced by clinicians treating young athletes and the challenges they face in keeping up with this growing and active population. Furthermore, the information in this book will be useful to allied health researchers and sport governing bodies as an informed basis for continued epidemiological study and implementation of injury prevention initiatives designed to reduce the incidence and severity of injuries encountered by young athletes.


Adolescent sport injury Common youth sport injuries Pediatric sport injury Youth sport injury epidemiology Youth sport injury prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis Caine
    • 1
  • Laura Purcell
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North DakotaGrand ForksUSA
  2. 2.McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

About the editors

Dennis Caine, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology and Public Health Education, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA Laura Purcell, MSc, MD, FRCPC, Dip Sport Med Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics Pediatric Sports Medicine Physician, David Braley Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada Elliot Sports Medicine Clinic, Burlington, ON, Canada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Injury in Pediatric and Adolescent Sports
  • Book Subtitle Epidemiology, Treatment and Prevention
  • Editors Dennis Caine
    Laura Purcell
  • Series Title Contemporary Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-18140-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34761-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-18141-7
  • Series ISSN 2198-266X
  • Series E-ISSN 2198-2678
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 250
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sports Medicine
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“This is a very practical and helpful book describing the epidemiology of injury in pediatric sports (5 chapters), the common injuries (4 chapters), outcomes of severe injuries (3 chapters), and injury causation and prevention (2 chapters). An additional article reviews research on pediatric and adolescent sport. For pediatric orthopedic surgeons, traumatologists, and also to practicing pediatricians.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 13 (3), March, 2016)