Lacrosse may be associated with wide range of injuries.

Injuries tend to involve:

(1) lower extremity, especially the ankle

(2) torso

(3) shoulder and upper extremity

(4) head

(5) thumbs and fingers



(1) stick

(2) high-speed ball impact

(3) collision

(4) sudden change in direction

(5) fall


Most common injuries:

(1) contusions

(2) sprains

(3) strains

(4) concussions


Serious injuries:

(1) laryngeal fracture

(2) blow to the back of the neck

(3) commotio cordis


Risk factors for injury:

(1) competition play

(2) lack of protective equipment

(3) inadequate officiation

(4) overly aggressive behavior

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