2016 Research Report Summarizes Safety Findings

Feb 07, 2017

The Center for Sport Science at US Lacrosse serves as a national hub for the study and improvement of health in lacrosse, and funds numerous research studies annually to learn more about the safety and wellness of lacrosse players.

In 2016, the Center partially or fully funded six research studies, and produced a year-end report to summarize the findings. Research areas included impact sensors, injury surveillance, lower extremity injury risk reduction, head impacts and playing time.

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Concussion in Sport: The International Conference in Berlin

Jan 30, 2017

Two members of US Lacrosse’s Sports Science and Safety Committee – Dr. Margot Putukian and Dr. Ruben Echemendia - were among the experts invited to participate at the fifth concussion consensus conference, held in Berlin. They presented an insider's update to attendees at last week’s US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium.

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US Lacrosse Praises Passage of NOCSAE Standard for Commotio Cordis

Jan 27, 2017

US Lacrosse enthusiastically supports the approval for a chest protector standard by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). The standard, which should help reduce the risk of commotio cordis, received formal approval Friday during NOCSAE’s winter board meeting in Phoenix.

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Video is an Important Supplement to Head Impact Sensor Data

Jan 24, 2017

Head impact sensors have become a valuable tool for data collection, but a recent study suggets that verification of data via a second source, such as video, should also be utilized to confirm data accuracy.

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LaxCon Set for Baltimore Friday Through Sunday

Jan 17, 2017

US Lacrosse has announced the lineup of speakers and activities at LaxCon, lacrosse’s largest educational event and trade show, set for Friday-Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center. Advance, discounted ticket sales at uslacrosse.org/laxcon end this evening.

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Lacrosse Injury Findings to be Shared at Symposium

Jan 16, 2017

The latest lacrosse injury information and findings will be presented at the 2017 US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium on Friday, January 20 in Baltimore. The event is open to all members of the lacrosse and medical communities.

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Symposium Provides Insights for a Healthy Program

Dec 23, 2016

The 2017 US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium, scheduled for January 20, provides insight for doctors, trainers, physical therapists, strength and conditioning coaches, health staff, coaches, administrators, parents and students to run a healthy lacrosse program

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LaxPrep Focuses on Injury Prevention, Performance Enhancement

Dec 05, 2016

LaxPrep, an ACL injury prevention program based on research data, will be one of the topics of discussion at the 2017 US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium on January 20. The educational symposium is open to all members of the medical and lacrosse communities.

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Three Research Studies Awarded US Lacrosse Funding

Oct 20, 2016

Funding to support lacrosse-specific sports medicine projects studying equipment interventions to reduce the risk of injury and lower body biomechanics as a predictor of injuries.

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Sports Medicine Symposium Set for January 20

Oct 19, 2016

Event is open to all members of the medical and lacrosse communities and will highlight lacrosse-specific injury research data and prevention information.

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