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Basketball is a popular sport for both boys and girls from school age to young adult. Unfortunately, basketball is tied with cycling injuries as one of the most frequent sports-related injuries seen in the nation’s emergency departments – approximately 435,000 in 2018; more than 150,000 children ages 5-14 were admitted to the emergency department in 2018 due to a basketball-related injury. Many of these injuries can be prevented if players follow the rules of the game, train and condition correctly, and play in safe environments.
Injuries to basketball players are usually minor and consist of sprains and strains. The most common injuries occur to the ankle and knee. Eye injuries are also common as a result of being hit with fingers or elbows. Injuries in children most often occur during practice, and girls have a higher rate of injury than boys. Girls also appear to have a higher rate of serious injury than boys.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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