Basketball injuries: caring for a basketball team

Curr Sports Med Rep. 2013 Sep-Oct;12(5):321-8. doi: 10.1097/


Basketball is a popular sport in North America and worldwide. Most injuries are lower extremity injuries to the ankle and knee. In this article, injuries common to basketball and, from our experience, injuries that escape injury surveillance systems are discussed from the physician and athletic trainer's perspective. Both treatment and prevention of injuries are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Basketball / injuries*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Fractures, Bone / diagnosis*
  • Fractures, Bone / therapy*
  • Head Injuries, Closed / diagnosis*
  • Head Injuries, Closed / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Leg Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Leg Injuries / therapy*