Current Sports Medicine Topics for Care of the Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete

Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Pediatric Research Center
3615 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104  

Date:
Oct 20, 2017 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET)

Course overview

Participation in sports, from youth leagues to high school athletics, has resulted in increased injury rates for the pediatric and adolescent population. This course will outline the use of evidence-based decision-making for surgical and physical therapy management of pediatric and adolescent sports injuries in the developing athlete. This course will be a single-day event focusing on the effects of growth and development of the young athlete and their impact on injuries, rehabilitation and surgical approach.

Course objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the pathophysiology of and conservative and surgical management behind chondral injuries of the knee in adolescent athletes
  • Understand rehabilitation principles following conservative or surgical management of chondral injuries of the knee in adolescent athletes
  • Describe the effects of growth and developing bone and its impact on injuries and rehabilitation of the young athlete
  • Describe the impact of lifestyle (specifically nutrition and sleep) on performance and recovery following injury in the young athlete
  • Describe unique training and rehabilitative techniques to optimize performance and recovery following injury in the adolescent athlete

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