STOP Sports Injuries: Pediatric Overuse Injury Prevention and Treatment
Estimated time to complete session: 60 mins.
Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
1. Implement risk screening of pediatric patients for the potential overuse injuries for patients presenting with sports-related injuries.
2. Delineate the risk factors and causes of overuse injuries in the pediatric patient.
3. Diagnose and manage common overuse injuries seen in pediatric patients using current recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and return-to-play guidelines.
4. Counsel patients, parents and coaches as to the recommendations for recovery time and rest from high-intensity training to prevent overuse injuries.
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Deepak Patel, MD, FAAFP, FACSM – Director of Sports Medicine, Rush-Copley Family Medicine Residency, Aurora, Illinois; Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College, Chicago; Medical Director, Rush-Copley Sports Medicine, Aurora, Illinois; Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, Yorkville Primary Care, Yorkville, Illinois
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