Basketball and Volleyball (Care of the Young Athlete)
Acute and overuse injuries are common in jumping
sports like basketball and volleyball. Acute injuries include bruises
(contusions); cuts and scrapes (lacerations); ankle, knee, or finger sprains or
fractures; shoulder dislocations; eye injuries; and concussions. Overuse
injuries include patellar tendonitis (also called jumper's knee) or
Osgood-Schlatter disease, spondylolysis (stress fracture of the spine), rotator
cuff tendinopathy, stress fractures, and shin splints.