TABLE 2

Soccer-Related Injuries Among Children 7 to 17 Years of Age Evaluated in US Emergency Departments by Age Group, From 1990 to 2014

7–11 y, n (%)12–17 y, n (%)
Body region injured
 Upper extremity222 833 (27.3)396 813 (18.2)
 Ankle99 479 (12.2)432 344 (19.9)
 Head or neck124 239 (15.2)404 356 (18.6)
 Knee75 038 (9.2)260 526 (12.0)
 Foot or toe87 483 (10.7)204 786 (9.4)
 Hand or finger113 490 (13.9)174 373 (8.0)
 Upper or lower leg46 379 (5.7)151 743 (7.0)
 Trunk42 992 (5.3)141 842 (6.5)
 Other4471 (0.5)10 990 (0.5)
 Subtotal816 404 (100.0)2 177 773 (100.0)
Diagnosis
 Sprain or strain242 814 (29.8)793 437 (36.5)
 Fracture231 776 (28.4)461 611 (21.2)
 Soft tissue injury192 396 (23.6)463 469 (21.3)
 Concussion or CHI45 016 (5.5)172 346 (7.9)
 Other56 598 (6.9)139 166 (6.4)
 Laceration40 339 (4.9)102 626 (4.7)
 Dislocation6793 (0.8)43 747 (2.0)
 Subtotal815 732 (100.0)2 176 402 (100.0)
  • Adapted from Smith et al.10 CHI, closed head injury.