Medical sports injuries in the youth athlete: emergency management.

@article{Merkel2012MedicalSI,
  title={Medical sports injuries in the youth athlete: emergency management.},
  author={Donna L. Merkel and Joseph T. Molony},
  journal={International journal of sports physical therapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={
          242-51
        }
}
As the number of youth sports participants continues to rise over the past decade, so too have sports related injuries and emergency department visits. With low levels of oversight and regulation observed in youth sports, the responsibility for safety education of coaches, parents, law makers, organizations and institutions falls largely on the sports medicine practitioner. The highly publicized catastrophic events of concussion, sudden cardiac death, and heat related illness have moved these… CONTINUE READING
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