Cricket-related injuries treated in United States



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Cricket-related injuries treated in United States

Injuries in sports can be related to different moments of the match, training, and can affect muscles, tendons, bones. Organic traumas that can affect any part of the body. The study: Cricket-related injuries treated in United States emergency departments, published on the The American journal of emergency medicine, tries to make a retrospective on all the injuries of this sport treated in the USA.

We can read: "Cricket is a popular spectator sport played all over the globe, including in the United States (US). However, most of the literature on cricket-related injuries is from outside the US. This study described cricket-related injuries treated at US emergency departments (EDs).

Cases were cricket-related injuries reported to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) during 2000-2019. Cases were identified by reviewing the record narrative for the term "crick." The distribution of the number of cases and national estimate were determined for selected variables."

Cricket-related injuries treated in United States

The study then said: "A total of 485 cricket-related injuries treated at US EDs during 2000-2019 were identified, resulting in a national estimate of 13,729 injuries (95% confidence interval 10,324-17,135).

The patients were 68.5% age 20-39 years, 97.5% male, and 68.6% non-white. The most common types of injuries were lacerations (24.0%), strains or sprains (21.4%), fractures (19.6%), and contusions or abrasions (13.2%). The most frequently affected body parts were the upper extremity (43.9%) and head or neck (29.9%).

The patient was treated or examined at the ED and then released in 97.5% of the cases. Cricket-related injuries treated at US EDs tended to involve patients who were adults, particularly age 20-39 years, male, and non-white. The majority of patients were treated or examined at the ED and then released."