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Cheerleading injuries: A narrative review of the literature.
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PMID:  23204573     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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BACKGROUND: With its increase in participation rate and complex stunts and gymnastic-like maneuvers, cheerleading injuries are on the rise.
OBJECTIVE: A structured narrative review of the literature was performed to discover the status of the literature on a growing yet under recognized sport. Cheerleading injuries are described in terms of distribution, etiology, and prevention.
METHODS: A literature search was conducted. The articles were then reviewed and included based on broad criteria set out by the author.
RESULTS: The search produced 87 articles related to cheerleading injuries or articles with a mention of cheerleading. A total of 26 articles were included in this review based on the inclusion criteria. The most common injury experienced by a cheerleader is an ankle ligament sprain.
SUMMARY: The recognition of cheerleading as a sport and a mandatory reporting database are needed along with further research for injury prevention strategies to be implemented.
Authors:
Angela Bagnulo
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0008-3194     ISO Abbreviation:  J Can Chiropr Assoc     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  2012-12-04     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507184     Medline TA:  J Can Chiropr Assoc     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  292-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
private practice, 3018 New St. #3, Burlington, On, L7N 1M5, drbagnulo@theproactiveathlete.ca.
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