Sep 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm
A new study on sports and youth in Grand Forks sheds some light on the type of injuries sustained by young athletes suggesting it may be riskier than some parents think. Safe Kids Grand Forks and Altru Health partnered with UND master’s degree student Tom Schuch in reviewing ten years of data. The study found between 2000 and 2009 some two-thousand-855 injuries were treated at the hospital emergency room. Males sustained nearly three-fourths of the injuries. Overall the forearm was injured most often followed by head…neck…and hand. Over 200 concussions were treated with football and hockey leading the way. The data also showed that pedal bike injuries were most common among children 14 and under. Officials say it’s important to understand the issues affecting active kids in order to develop injury prevention strategies.