Basketball Injuries: Caring for a Basketball Team

Trojian, Thomas H. MD, FACSM; Cracco, Andreya; Hall, Matthew DO; Mascaro, Melissa MD; Aerni, Giselle MD; Ragle, Rosemary MS, ATC

Current Sports Medicine Reports:
doi: 10.1097/01.CSMR.0000434055.36042.cd
Sport-Specific Illness and Injury: Section Articles
Abstract

Basketball is a popular sport in North America and worldwide. Most injuries are lower extremity injuries to the ankle and knee. In this article, injuries common to basketball and, from our experience, injuries that escape injury surveillance systems are discussed from the physician and athletic trainer’s perspective. Both treatment and prevention of injuries are discussed.

Author Information

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT

Address for correspondence: Thomas H. Trojian, MD, FACSM, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, Hartford, CT; E-mail: ttrojian@uchc.edu

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