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Injury Epidemiology

, 4:6

First Online: 06 March 2017Received: 08 December 2016Accepted: 08 February 2017DOI: 10.1186-s40621-017-0104-0

Cite this article as: Kerr, Z.Y., Quigley, A., Yeargin, S.W. et al. Inj. Epidemiol. 2017 4: 6. doi:10.1186-s40621-017-0104-0


BackgroundParticipation in lacrosse has grown at the collegiate levels. However, little research has examined the epidemiology of collegiate men’s lacrosse injuries. This study describes the epidemiology of injuries in National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA men’s lacrosse during the 2009-10–2014-15 academic years.

MethodsTwenty-five men’s lacrosse programs provided 63 team-seasons of data for the NCAA Injury Surveillance Program NCAA-ISP during the 2009-10–2014-15 academic years. Injuries occurred from participation in an NCAA-sanctioned practice or competition, and required attention from an AT or physician. Injuries were further classified as time loss TL injuries if the injury restricted participation for at least 24 h. Injuries were reported through electronic medical record application used by the team medical staff throughout the academic year. Injury rates per 1000 athlete-exposures AE, injury rate ratios RR, 95% confidence intervals CI, and injury proportions were reported.

ResultsOverall, 1055 men’s lacrosse injuries were reported, leading to an injury rate of 5.29-1000AE; 95%CI: 4.98–5.61. The TL injury rate was 2.74-1000AE 95%CI: 2.51–2.96. The overall injury rate was higher in competition than practice 12.35 vs. 3.90-1000AE; RR = 3.16; 95%CI: 2.79–3.58. Most injuries were to the lower extremity 58.3%, particularly the ankle 14.1% in competition and the upper leg 14.3% in practice. Sprains and strains were the most common diagnoses in both competition 26.9 and 23.7%, respectively and practice 20.2% and 27.4%, respectively. Most injuries in competitions and practices were due to player contact 32.8 and 17.5%, respectively and non-contact 29.6 and 40.0%, respectively.

ConclusionsOur estimated injury rates are lower than those from previous college men’s lacrosse research. This may be due to increased injury awareness, advances in injury prevention exercise programs, or rule changes. Still, injury prevention can aim to continue reducing the incidence and severity of injury, particularly those sustained in competitions and to the lower extremity.

KeywordsCollege sports Injury rates Lacrosse Checking Prevention AbbreviationsAEAthlete-exposure

ATAthletic trainer

IPRInjury proportion ratio

IRRInjury rate ratio

NCAANational Collegiate Athletic Association

NCAA-ISPNational Collegiate Athletic Association Injury Surveillance Program

NTLNon-time loss

TLTime loss

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Autor: Zachary Y. Kerr - Adam Quigley - Susan W. Yeargin - Andrew E. Lincoln - James Mensch - Shane V. Caswell - Thomas P. Do


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