Sports Safety

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Help Patients Avoid Sports-related Injuries

Whether you’re a team physician, evaluate student athletes for team sports, or simply have young patients presenting with sports-related injuries, the AAFP offers several different tools to aid you in serving these athletes.

Concussions, varying degrees of heat illness, knee damage—ligament, tendon, or otherwise—as well as an increasing number of overuse injuries, are among the escalating number of sports-related injuries family physicians are treating in both their child and adolescent patient populations. The AAFP provides resources for physicians seeking up-to-date information on sports medicine and guidelines to help improve patients’ fitness safety.

Preparticipation Physical Evaluation

Get the insight needed to help your patients make the necessary preparations to safely and successfully participate in a variety of sport(s).

 

Journal Articles

Family physicians may be called on to screen for and evaluate concussions, as well as determine when it's appropriate to return to, or retire from, play.

From American Family Physcian

From Family Practice Management

For Your Patients

Give your patients, as well as their parents and guardians, the information they need to safely and successfully prepare for participation in a variety of sport(s).

 

AAFP Policy

AAFP Clinical Policies aim to standardize and optimize the care of patients.

Earn CME

Boost your ability to evaluate injuries, enrich your practice with new therapeutic strategies and more with AAFP CME.

AAFP Policy

AAFP Clinical Policies aim to standardize and optimize the care of patients.

Earn CME

Boost your ability to evaluate injuries, enrich your practice with new therapeutic strategies and more with AAFP CME.