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The Most Common Injuries For Young Hockey Players

Among youth and high school sports, ice hockey is statistically one of the safest. But a good safety ranking can’t eliminate all injuries. We identify and discuss the four most common injuries we treat in young hockey players.

Over the last few years, we have become more aware and concerned about athletic injury risks at every level of competition. Studies have shown that youth hockey has a good safety ranking compared to other high school sports, but injuries still happen. We’ve explained the most common hockey injuries we see, along with the recovery times you can expect.

Injury rates and preventative safety measures are being studied for every sport, and our Summit Orthopedics sports medicine experts follow this research closely. With the new information we’ve learned, we have been able to expand our services. In addition to treating sports patients with the most effective therapies available, we are also providing education and training to help athletes avoid preventable injuries. When it comes to hockey, the injuries we treat reflect national statistics about the four most common injuries in the sport.

The most important preventative measures players can take are to wear the appropriate protective equipment and adhere to the game regulations. If, despite precautions, your young hockey player is injured, our sports medicine specialists have the knowledge, expertise, and compassionate dedication to evaluate injuries and develop a treatment plan that will help your son or daughter heal safely before re-entering the rink.

Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise

From Olympians to pro athletes to kids in youth sports and those that just want to be more active—Summit Orthopedics delivers expert care by fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to being active.

Start your journey to stronger, healthier athletic condition. Find your sports medicine expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a sports medicine consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNVadnais Heights, MN, Plymouth, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as several additional community clinics.

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