Living with artificial grass: A knowledge update: Part 2: Epidemiology

Mary Louise Skovron, I. Martin Levy, Julie Agel

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Abstract

Part 2 of our study evaluated the effect of artificial grass on the athletes that play on it. In this section we have reviewed the epidemiological studies that have evalu ated the influence that artificial grass has on the fre quency and site of injury to American football players. From this review we have concluded that play and practice on an artificial surface is probably responsible for an increase in the relative risk of injury to the lower extremity of the participants. However, it is evident that more well controlled studies are necessary to com pletely clarify this issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)510-513
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1990

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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