Sports Medicine

Sep 1, 2005 Issue
Common Overuse Tendon Problems: A Review and Recommendations for Treatment [Article]

There is a common misconception that symptomatic tendon injuries are inflammatory; because of this, these injuries often are mislabeled as tendonitis. Acute inflammatory tendinopathies exist, but most patients seen in primary care will have chronic symptoms suggesting a degenerative condition that s...

Aug 1, 2005 Issue
ACC Statement on Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screening for Competitive Athletes [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released new eligibility guidelines for competitive athletes with cardiovascular abnormalities and clinical guidelines for preparticipation screening.

Jun 15, 2005 Issue
Health Issues for Surfers [Article]

Surfers are prone to acute injuries as well as conditions resulting from chronic environmental exposure. Sprains, lacerations, strains, and fractures are the most common types of trauma. Injury from the rider's own surfboard may be the prevailing mechanism. Minor wound infections can be treated on a...

Feb 15, 2004 Issue
Poisoning, Envenomation, and Trauma from Marine Creatures [Article]

In the course of their clinical work or during leisure activity, family physicians occasionally may encounter patients with injuries from marine creatures. Poisoning, envenomation, and direct trauma are all possible in the marine environment. Ciguatera poisoning can result from ingestion of predator...

Apr 1, 2003 Issue
Prevention and Treatment of Common Eye Injuries in Sports [Article]

Sports have become increasingly popular and account for numerous eye injuries each year. The sports that most commonly cause eye injuries, in order of decreasing frequency, are basketball, water sports, baseball, and racquet sports. Sports are classified as low risk, high risk, and very high risk. S...

Aug 1, 2002 Issue
Managing Hypertension in Athletes and Physically Active Patients [Article]

Athletes and other physically active patients should be screened for hypertension and given appropriate therapy if needed. Mild hypertension should be treated with non-pharmacologic measures for six months. If blood pressure control is adequate, lifestyle modifications are continued. If control is i...

Oct 15, 2001 Issue
Groin Injuries in Athletes [Article]

Groin injuries comprise 2 to 5 percent of all sports injuries. Early diagnosis and proper treatment are important to prevent these injuries from becoming chronic and potentially career-limiting. Adductor strains and osteitis pubis are the most common musculoskeletal causes of groin pain in athletes....

Oct 15, 2001 Issue
AAP statement on sports participation in children and adolescents. [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a position statement on medical conditions that affect sports participation in children and adolescents. According to the AAP, children and adolescents with medical conditions present special issues in athletic participation.

Jun 1, 2001 Issue
Neurological Complications of Scuba Diving [Article]

Recreational scuba diving has become a popular sport in the United States, with almost 9 million certified divers. When severe diving injury occurs, the nervous system is frequently involved. In dive-related barotrauma, compressed or expanding gas within the ears, sinuses and lungs causes various fo...

May 15, 2001 Issue
Bicycle-Related Injuries [Article]

Bicycle riding is a popular form of recreation among persons of all ages, and related injuries cause significant morbidity and mortality. Most injuries occur in males and are associated with riding at high speed; most serious injuries and fatalities result from collisions with motor vehicles. Althou...

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