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Stress Fracture Risk Double for Girls in High-Impact Sports

Girls who play sports more than 8 hours per week are twice as likely as their less active peers to suffer a stress fracture, a new study finds. Most at risk were those engaged in three activities (running, basketball and cheerleading/gymnastics) which involve repeated jumping and landing which place particuarly high stress on bone, with the risk of injury increasing about 8 percent for each extra hour of activity over four per week.

Overuse Injury: Early Recognition and Treatment Allows Quick Return to Play

Early recognition and treatment of common overuse injuries to growth plates is key to the safe return to play of young athletes says a new study.

New Types Of Overuse Injuries To Youth Gymnasts' Arms, Wrists And Hands Cause For Concern, Study Says

Youth gymnasts are developing a wide variety of unusual arm, wrist and hand injuries from overuse, according to a study presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Concussions: Monitor Child in First 24-48 Hours

Regular post-concussion monitoring is essential in the first 24 to 48 hours after injury to check for signs of deteriorating mental status that may indicate a more serious injury, says Dr. Robert Cantu.

New Gymnastics Scoring System: A move forward or an irrelevant change?

In 2006, the IGF (International Gymnastics Federation) changed to a new scoring system for gymnastics, one that does not use 10 as the “perfect” score. For those that might not be familiar with either system, gymnastics used to be scored from 0 – 10 points with 10 being considered perfect. In order to simplify how this worked, let’s just say that there were requirements, including difficulty of skill, which had to be met for a routine to be worth a 10.0 mark. This was considered the start value of the routine.

Overuse Injuries in Youth Sports Result of Competitive Culture

Overuse injuries have become commonplace among young athletes in the last decade (although "Little League elbow" has been a problem for decades). They are not the kind suffered by children and adolescents engaging in free play or "pick up" games, but are clearly a product of the organized youth sports boom. The damage to hard and soft tissues resulting from undetected, unreported and often untreated overuse injuries can be permanent and lead to problems later in life, such as arthritis.

Vaulting Table And Scoring Procedures Head Boys Gymnastics Rules Changes

Beginning in the 2005-06 season, the vaulting table replaced the long horse in high school boys gymnastics, according to the rules changes made during the NFHS Boys Gymnastics Rules Committee meeting February 23-24 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Vaulting Table In Girls Gymnastics Required as of 2005-06

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Girls Gymnastics Rules Committee changed the vaulting table recommendation it made in 2002 to a requirement for the 2005-06 high school girls gymnastics season.

Injury Prevention Gymnastics

Each year, more than 86,000 gymnastics-related injuries are treated in hospitals, doctors

Disordered Eating in Gymnastics

In 1992, the American College of Sports Medicine first recognized that girls and women in sports were particularly susceptible to three interrelated conditions - disordered eating, menstrual irregularity, and osteoporosis - that have come to be known as the "female athlete triad."

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