The Pediatric Collections: Sports Medicine Playbook will increase pediatric providers’ understanding of the injuries that young athletes may incur – including their history, treatment, and prevention. Each section includes a unique expert introduction, and they cover such topics as the benefits of physical activity, injuries, and concerns including concussions. The Sports Medicine Playbook outlines the modern realities of youth athletics, including overall increases in participation, multisport involvement, and the intensity expected of young participants. These trends have led to an increase in sports-related injuries. Sports injuries in athletes aged 5-24 years result in approximately 2.6 million ED visits each year. This collection arrives timed both for the early stages of the 2021-22 school year as well as a hoped-for return to normal schedules for many athletes and teams whose routines were upended in 2020-21 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
"Some redundancy of material is to be expected as this is a compilation of articles; however, each article does clearly focus on a distinct and pertinent aspect of pediatric sports medicine topics. For learners, this is a succinct collection of important information about pediatric sports medicine. For practitioners, the collection will most likely save internet search time by serving as a helpful office reference for those seeing a lot of young athletes."
-- Sharon Busey, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin) Doody's Review
This book will be helpful to pediatric and sports medicine learners at all levels. Clinicians providing care for student-athletes or covering athletic events will likely find it a very helpful reference.