Dance Injuries Requiring ER Visit Leaping in Numbers

A new study from the annual meeting of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) found that dance related injuries requiring an emergency room visit have increased 22% between 2014 and 2018.

The study, “Epidemiology of Dance Related Injuries Presenting to Emergency Departments in the U.S. 2014-2018” identified that the most common ER-presenting injuries were at the knee (22.5%), ankle (15.7%) and foot (10.27%). Slightly more than 42% were diagnosed as a sprain or strain.

Seek a Medical Professional Soon

A dancer injury that ends up being significant but isn’t diagnosed often gets significantly worse with repeated use. As a best practice, it is always better to get a professional assessment of a possible dancer injury.

Staffed with our expert team of orthopaedic physicians and physician assistants, Florida Orthopaedic Associates’ walk-in clinics offer more specialized care than a standard urgent care or convenient care clinic, at a lower cost than emergency rooms.

When your injury can’t wait, consider Florida Orthopaedic Associates. Find a walk-in clinic location nearest to you.


Source: Vassallo AJ, Hiller C, Stamatakis E, Pappas E. Epidemiology of Dance-Related Injuries Presenting to Emergency Departments in the United States, 2000-2013. Med Probl Perform Art. 2017;32(3):170-175. doi:10.21091/mppa.2017.3028