American Academy of Pediatrics Policy
Statement: Cheerleading Injuries: Epidemiology and Recommendations for
Council on
Sports Medicine and Fitness. Pediatrics 2012; 130:966–971.
The American
Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement that describes the epidemiology
or cheerleading injuries and offers 12 recommendations for injury prevention. The
statement reviews common injury mechanisms, types of injuries, head injuries,
catastrophic injuries, risk factors for injury, and injury prevention.