Acute Sports-Related Lower Extremity Injuries

Brian Hang*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Acute injuries to the lower extremity are among the most common affecting young athletes and are frequently evaluated in the emergency department. Accurate diagnosis is essential to guide appropriate management to improve outcome, shorten time to recovery and return to sport/activity, and prevent complications. This article will describe the evaluation and management of acute, sports-related, lower extremity injuries, including review of frequently injured anatomical structures, physical examination techniques, indications for imaging, initial treatment, and guidelines for follow-up and return to sport.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-317
Number of pages14
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

Keywords

  • Emergency department
  • Injury
  • Lower extremity
  • Young athlete

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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