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Probable Causes

  • Athlete genetic predisposition and limitations.
  • Substance use and abuse rates are on the rise in athletes.
  • Increased specialization in athletics.
  • Increased pressure to introduce high risk high reward training techniques.
  • Athlete self reporting practices are not standardized.
  • Desired outcome measures with medical, training, strength and conditioning are most often not standardized.

References

Solutions

  • Individual athlete improvement plans determined thru pre participation exams. Risk reward aligned with desired outcome. (2) (3)
  • Athlete education as drug use and abuse directly relates to injury. Support staff alignment in management of prescribed and non prescribed drug use. (2)
  • Strength and conditioning improvement plans including cross training and stabilization techniques. (3)
  • Pursue a coordinated approach with medical support staff to ensure an acceptable risk reward ratio in training techniques is achieved. (1)
  • Medical support staff to educate athletes on desired self reporting parameters. Athletes to be assured there will be no negative consequence with compliance. (4)
  • Develop desired metrics for support staff for program and self evaluation.

References

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Predictable Injuries

  • Non-Contact ACL Tears
  • Stress Fractures
  • Shoulder and Hip Impingements
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Hamstring Strains
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Return to Play Head Injury Criteria
  • And many others