TOCA (The Orthopedic Clinic Association) is a proud supporter of our weekend warriors and our collegiate and high school athletes, however there are many injuries that are preventable! TOCA wants to remind people not to be lulled into a false sense of safety and security by a more 'leisurely' sport. Even a relaxing game of golf resulted in 131,975 injuries that were seen in the ER. Young athletes are more susceptible to injury because children's bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments are still growing.
The AAOS has released a list of 10 popular summer recreational activities with the most injuries.
Basketball: 1.6 million injuries that were medically treated
Bike riding: 1.4 million injuries
Inline Skating: 233,806
Horseback riding: 196,260
Sprains, strains, cuts, bruises, fractures and dislocation are many of these 5.5 million injuries.
The AAOS has started a campeign: Prevent Injuries America. for information go to www.aaos.org