By Jim Monaghan
Baseball Health Network
Youth sports specialization is on the rise. As a result, the prevalence of pediatric ACL injuries is also increasing. Join Columbia University Sports Medicine on November 13th for Pediatric Sports Injuries: Treating our youth from head to toe to learn about the latest techniques for prevention and treatment of these injuries in our young athletes.
Children are playing sports in record numbers across the United States, and with this increase in participation there has been an alarming rise in the number of sports injuries. Taking optimal care of these injured kids requires extensive knowledge and comfort in techniques that have previously been thought of as only pediatric, or only adult. This webinar reviews and discusses treatment strategies to maximize outcomes and get these developing athletes off the sidelines and back onto the field. Understanding the etiology, diagnosis, surgical, and non-surgical modalities are the key elements of a successful treatment plan. This course will be of interest to Team Physicians, Certified Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians and coaches of all youth levels.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
- Interpret and differentiate the physiology of pediatric sports injuries to formulate a treatment plan
- Classify and identify different graft options to reconstruct a pediatric ACL injury in order to generate an appropriate recovery plan
- Analyze and recognize the role of Orthobiologics such as PRP in the Developing Athlete
- Understand and implement treatment options for patellar instability in the growing athlete
- Produce a workup and plan for the developing athlete with lower back pain
Charles A. Popkin, MD
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Benjamin D. Roye, MD, MPH
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Christopher S. Ahmad, MD
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This course is free to all participants.