Video: Low Back Injuries in Lacrosse

Aug 11, 2017

Sport specialization, year-round play, and tournaments that feature multiple games on successive days are all contributing factors to the growing injury trend among youth players, including low back injuries, says Dr. Justin Tortolani, chief of spine surgery at MedStar’s Union Memorial Hospital.

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Video: Using Research to Understand Injury Risk

Jul 24, 2017

You don’t have to be a trained research specialist in order to contribute to the scientific process of making lacrosse safer. That was one of the main messages from Lisa Hepburn, PhD, a scientist with the MedStar Sports Medicine Research Center, during a presentation at the 2017 US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium. Anybody associated with lacrosse can help to provide injury surveillance data.

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Reviewing the Draw Rule After One Season

Jul 17, 2017

Arguably the most noteworthy revision to the women's lacrosse rules last year involved Rule 5, Section 2, governing the draw. Beginning in 2017, players below the restraining lines on the draw were not allowed to cross the lines until possession had been established. 

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Video: Deep Dive into Women’s Headgear

Jul 10, 2017

Based on increased injury rates among women's lacrosse players, US Lacrosse partnered with researchers, scientists, and equipment manufacturers to dive deeper into the statistics and to understand the factors involved. That collaboration eventually led to a unique women's lacrosse headgear performance standard.

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US Lacrosse and One Beat Announce New AED Partnership

Jul 07, 2017

US Lacrosse and One Beat CPR + AED have agreed to enter a new relationship designed to further enhance safety efforts in lacrosse. One Beat will serve as the designated “preferred provider” of automated external defibrillators (AED) for US Lacrosse, and will offer a discounted rate for AED purchases by US Lacrosse members, teams, leagues and organizations.

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Low Back Injuries to be Topic of Free Presentation

Jun 28, 2017

The US Lacrosse - MedStar Sports Medicine "Health & Performance Speaker Series" resumes on Thursday, July 20 with a free presentation featuring Dr. Justin Tortolani, an orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, who will address the issue of “Low Back Injuries in the Lacrosse Athlete.” 

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DJO Global Named Official Sports Brace of US Lacrosse

Jun 26, 2017

US Lacrosse and DJO Global, a medical device company that produces a variety of orthopedic products for rehabilitation, pain management and physical therapy, announce a new partnership, which will include Team USA players wearing DJO Global brand bracing and durable goods products exclusively. 

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Video: Upper Extremity Injuries in Lacrosse

Jun 06, 2017

Dr. Karen Sutton, associate professor at Yale University and team physician for the U.S. Women’s National Team, shares information about upper extremity injuries in men's and women's lacrosse.

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Applications Being Accepted for Safety Research Grants

May 31, 2017

The Center for Sport Science at US Lacrosse is accepting research grant applications that will investigate issues within the broad discipline of sports medicine. For full consideration, grant proposals should be received by June 25, 2017. 

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Substance Abuse: The Athlete’s Entry

May 18, 2017

Prescription opioids are narcotic pain medications. It’s necessary to understand that all abused substances, including the overuse of prescribed drugs, can form intoxication that alters judgment, perception, attention, or physical control. 

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