International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine
Medical Subject Headings
Breast/injuries; Athletes, Female; Athletic Injuries; Prevalence
A recent study found that almost half (47.9%), of female college athletes participating in basketball, soccer, volleyball and softball (n = 194) suffered a breast injury during their college career with less than 10% reporting their injury to health personnel with only 2.1% receiving treatment . Breast injury in female athletes is under-reported and is lacking a much-needed level of awareness in sport. If there is a void in awareness of breast injuries and in reporting breast injuries, preventive measures as well as any potential sequela from the injury will not be given the necessary attention.
Smith LJ, Miller E, Eichelberger T, Kane EJ (2018) Breast injury during sport participation. Int J Sports Exerc Med 4:112. https://doi.org/10.23937/2469-5718/1510112