Sports Injuries

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), sports-related injuries in children and young adults lead to approximately 2.6 million visits to hospital emergency departments, costing around $500 million annually. These findings were based on data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey conducted in 1997 and 1998. The results, published in the March 2001 issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine, highlight that sports-related injury visits to emergency departments were more common among individuals aged five to 24 years, accounting for over two-thirds of the total number of sports injury visits (3.7 million across all age groups). For individuals aged 5-24 years, sports injuries resulted in 33.9 emergency visits per 1,000 persons and constituted nearly one out of every four injury visits to emergency departments in this age group. The visit rate for males was twice as high as that for females.

Tendon-bone insertion injuries, such as rotator cuff and anterior cruciate ligament injuries, are currently prevalent and severe. The primary method of treating these types of injuries is through reconstruction surgery. The success of the reconstruction process relies on the graft’s ability to integrate into the bone. There has been significant discussion about enhancing tendon-bone integration through biological methods. Stem cells, such as bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), tendon stem/progenitor cells, synovium-derived MSCs, adipose-derived stem cells, or periosteum-derived periosteal stem cells, possess the ability to self-regenerate and potentially differentiate into various cell types. These stem cells have been widely used in tissue repair and regeneration.

Sports injuries

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