Lacrosse is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports nationally and internationally. Showing a growth of 41% since 2003, it has also seen an increase in the number of injuries. According to the NCAA, this physical and fast moving sport garners a 11.5 injuries per 1000 games, 40% of which are not cause by contact with other players.
Due to the fast pace of the sport and the large, 110-yard, field, 48% of the injuries include the ankle, upper leg and knee. Shoulder injuries account for an additional 10% of the injuries, largely because every player on the field is required to throw and catch while running. With these statistics it is hardly a coincidence that the Prestige Men’s Lacrosse Club in Chicago needed orthopedic help.