Study examines the “Incidence of Knee Injuries on Artificial Turf Versus Natural Grass”

A recent study, the results of which were published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, examined the “Incidence of Knee Injuries on Artificial Turf Versus Natural Grass in NCAA American Football: 2004-2005 through 2013-2014 Seasons.”

The investigation was performed at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

According to the report, the use of artificial turf in American football continues to grow in popularity, and the effect of these playing surfaces on athletic injuries remains controversial. Knee injuries account for a significant portion of injuries in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football league; however, the effect of artificial surfaces on knee injuries remains ill-defined. 

Click here to access the study and see if there is a difference in the rate or mechanism of knee ligament and meniscal injuries during NCAA football events on natural grass and artificial turf playing surfaces.