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How to Approach Adolescent Athletes – Sports Preparticipation Examination

Posted by medliorator on November 30, 2009

The adolescent athlete frequently appears in clinic for sports preparticipation examination.  3rd & 4th year medical students should be prepared.  Important aspects of this assessment include:

  • cardiovascular health (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy)
  • non-cardiac issues (loss of consciousness or concussion, recovery from musculoskeletal injuries)
  • general health assessment
  • counseling
  • assessing fitness level for specific sports

Medliorate readers will benefit from the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Preparticipation Physical Evaluation form.  Print off a few copies for your clinic rotations in pediatrics and family medicine.  The form includes a history portion that the guardian may complete.

AAP [Georgia Chapter]

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