Latest Neeru Jayanthi Stories

2014-04-11 12:52:44

Also more likely to specialize in 1 sport, Loyola study finds A Loyola University Medical Center study is reporting for the first time a link between overuse injury rates in young athletes and their socioeconomic status. The rate of serious overuse injuries in athletes who come from families that can afford private insurance is 68 percent higher than the rate in lower-income athletes who are on public insurance (Medicaid), the study found. The study also found that privately insured...

2013-10-29 15:52:31

Injuries may put athletes at risk for long-term back problems Lower back injuries are the third most common injuries suffered in athletes under age 18, according to a study presented by Loyola University Medical Center sports medicine physician Neeru Jayanthi, MD. Many injuries are severe enough to sideline young athletes for one-to-six months, and put them at future risk for long-term back problems. Jayanthi presented findings Oct. 28 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National...

2013-04-19 19:23:33

Largest clinical study of its kind Young athletes who specialize in one sport and train intensively have a significantly higher risk of stress fractures and other severe overuse injuries, even when compared with other injured athletes, according to the largest clinical study of its kind. For example, young athletes who spent more hours per week than their age playing one sport — such as a 12-year-old who plays tennis 13 or more hours a week — were 70 percent more likely to...

2011-05-03 07:28:55

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Today, to compete in a sport, it's almost necessary to play only a single sport year round, but such specialization could increase the risk of injuries. "Young athletes who were injured tended to have more intense specialized training in one sport," Dr. Neeru Jayanthi, medical director of primary care sports medicine at Loyola and senior author of the study was quoted as saying. "We should be cautious about intense specialization in one sport before and during...

2011-05-02 20:12:58

Competitive young athletes are under increasing pressure to play only one sport year round, but such specialization could increase the risk of injuries, a Loyola University Health System study has found. Preliminary findings of the ongoing study included 154 athletes from all types of sports, with an average age of 13. They came to Loyola for sports physicals or treatment of injuries. The injured athletes had a significantly higher average score on a sports specialization scale than athletes...

2009-11-09 08:00:00

Gifted young athletes are under increasing pressure to play only one sport year round. But a new Loyola University Health System study of 519 junior tennis players has found that such specialization increases the risk of injury. Researchers who analyzed 3,366 matches in United States Tennis Association junior competition found that players who specialized in only tennis were more likely to withdraw from tournaments for medical reasons, typically injuries. Also, players who had experienced an...

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