Published 4/12/2024

EXPERTS AVAILABLE: Reduce the Risk for Pickleball Injuries

ROSEMONT, Ill. (April 12, 2024)—As the sport of pickleball gains popularity, research shows that fractures have skyrocketed with a 90-fold increase from 2002-2022 and a notable surge since 2020. Despite its reputation as a low-impact sport, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) reminds athletes of the risk of injury especially if you have weaker bones from osteoporosis.

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To schedule an interview with an orthopaedic surgeon to learn more about common musculoskeletal injuries resulting from pickleball, email AAOS experts are available to speak about:

  • The physical and social benefits of playing pickleball;
  • Tips to help players of all ages prepare for a successful game;
  • The most common pickleball injuries and strategies to prevent them.
  • What to do if you experience a pickleball injury.

For more information about injury prevention and treatment, visit

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Contact AAOS Media Relations 

Deanna Killackey 


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