Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes
AMSSM member Kim Harmon, MD, a sports medicine physician, concussion expert and lead author of AMSSM's position statement, Concussion in Sport, said there are five things you can ask your doctor if you have had a concussion or think you may have been concussed....[Read More]
Sport specialization may be considered as intensive, year-round training in a single sport at the exclusion of other sports. ...[Read More]
Spondylolysis is a stress fracture of a bone or bones within the lower back. It most commonly affects the last/fifth bone on the lower back (the “L5” bone), and usually only one side...[Read More]
The hip joint is made up of a ball and socket. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis, or SCFE, is a condition primarily seen in older children and adolescents where the growth plate within the ball is weakened and causes the two ends to slip off....[Read More]
The pediatric obesity epidemic among youth in the United States is a major health concern that affects their current and future health....[Read More]
Overtraining syndrome occurs when an athlete’s training schedule is too much to allow for his/her body to recover. It often is the reason that the athlete’s performance declines despite increasing the training schedule and intensity of training. Poor performance continues even after weeks to months of recovery....[Read More]
Osgood-Schlatter disease refers to a condition occurring during adolescence that causes pain, swelling and soreness on an area of the upper shinbone, just below the knee, called the tibial tuberosity....[Read More]
“Little league shoulder” is a condition that arises from microscopic injuries to the growth plate in the shoulder that occurs in athletes that throw overhead....[Read More]
“Little League Elbow” is a disorder of the inside portion of the elbow in young athletes....[Read More]
Every day, water is lost through breathing, sweating, urination, and bowel movements. If water and electrolyte losses are not replaced, then the individual will dehydrate....[Read More]
Concussions, sometimes referred to as mild traumatic brain injuries, are one of the most commonly encountered sports injuries. Studies vary but rates are estimated at two million sport related concussions per year in the United States....[Read More]
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury common to many sports. Athletes in contact and collision sports, like football, hockey, and soccer have a higher risk of developing a concussion, but athletes in all sports may experience this injury....[Read More]
It takes more than having water coolers around to keep your athletes safe and performing at optimal levels. Here are some tips to educate your athletes on maintaining proper hydration, especially as we enter the warmer summer months....[Read More]
When Spring Training is in full swing, these tips will help avoid baseball-related injuries during the season....[Read More]
Avoid ordering a brain CT or brain MRI to evaluate an acute concussion unless there are progressive neurologic symptoms, focal neurological findings on exam or there is concern for a skull fracture....[Read More]
There are many reasons why children and adolescents engage in sports. The National Council of Youth Sports Survey found that 60 million children aged 6 to 18 years participate in some form of organized athletics, with 44 million participating in more than one sport....[Read More]
Summer is here! Pools, lakes, ponds, and beaches mean summer fun and cool relief from hot weather. However, water also can be dangerous for kids if you don’t take the proper precautions....[Read More]
“Apophysitis” is the medical term used to indicate inflammation and stress injury where a muscle and its tendon attaches to the area on a bone where growth occurs in a child or adolescent, an area called the “growth plate.”...[Read More]
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