common, uniform strategy and evidence-based approach to organizing
and interpreting the literature is used in all chapters. All the
sports-specific chapters are laid out with the same basic headings,
so that it is easy for the reader to find common information across
chapters. Chapter headings are: 1) Epidemiology of children's individual
sports injuries, 2) Equestrian injuries, 2) Gymnastics injuries,
3) Martial arts injuries, 4) Skiing and snowboard injuries, 5) Tennis
injuries, 6) Track and field injuries, 7) Wrestling injuries, 8)
Injury prevention and future research. Chapter headings include:
i) Incidence of injury, ii) Injury characteristics, iii) Injury
severity, iv) njury risk factors, v) Suggestions for injury prevention,
vi) Suggestions for further research.
In each sports-specific chapter, an epidemiological picture has
been systematically developed from the data available in prospective
cohort, retrospective cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional
studies. The tables are numerous, helpful and very useful.