Dance is a beautiful form of expression, but it could be physically taxing and strenuous on the human body, particularly for children and adolescents. A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined dance-related injuries among children and adolescents 3 to 19 years of age from 1991 to 2007. During the 17-year study period, an estimated 113,000 children and adolescents were treated in U.S. emergency departments for dance-related injuries.
- PubMed: Dance-related injuries in children and adolescents treated in US emergency departments in 1991-2007 - February 11, 2013
- Press Release: New Study Finds Increase in Dance-Related Injuries Among Children and Adolescents in the US - February 11, 2013