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Chapter 25. Sports MedicinePamela E. Wilson, MD, K. Brooke Pengel, MD, FAAP, CAQSM
Sections: Basic Principles, Preparticipation History & Physical Examination, Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries, Common Sports Medicine Issues & Injuries, Infectious Diseases, Head & Neck Injuries, Spine Injuries, Shoulder Injuries, Elbow & Forearm Injuries, Hand & Wrist Injuries, Hip Injuries, Knee Injuries, Foot & Ankle Injuries, Prevention.
Excerpt:"Sports medicine as a separate discipline has grown since the 1980s in response to an expanding body of knowledge in the areas of exercise physiology, biomechanics, and musculoskeletal medicine. As more children participate in recreational and competitive activities, pediatric health care providers are encountering more young athletes in their practice and may be the first source for evaluation and treatment of athletic injury. Familiarity with the common medical and orthopaedic issues faced by athletically active children is essential. Knowledge of which injuries necessitate referral to a sports medicine specialist is also important. Pediatric residents and recent graduates have historically expressed concern regarding their education in sports medicine. In one recent study, 51% of pediatric generalists indicated that they could have used additional training in sports medicine...."
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