sports injury

Pallor and swelling in an athlete’s upper armA 15-year-old female presents to the emergency department of a community hospital with acute onset of duskiness in her left arm.
Kid care on the slopesSkiing is an enormously popular winter sport for children, teenagers, and families. Here's a review of winter sports injuries and how to provide the best care.
Rest or withdrawal after concussion: a cautionary note
KO more likely with top-of-head concussionsThe location of impact generally doesn’t affect concussion outcomes, but top-of-the-head impacts more often result in loss of consciousness, a new study reports.
ACL injuries increasing among youngstersThe number of children with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries is growing, largely because more kids are participating in sports, more intensive sports training is beginning at an earlier age, and because of increased awareness and greater imaging ability, according to a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Big gaps in info on concussionsAs a result of gaping holes in what is known about the actual incidence of concussions in young athletes and the effects of these traumatic brain injuries, the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council are calling for a national system to track sports-related concussions in children and adolescents aged 19 years and younger.
Sports-related traumatic brain injuries soaringThe number of emergency department (ED) visits for sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI) rose astronomically in the past decade, but the percentage of children admitted to the hospital from the ED with sports-related TBI did not, and the severity of the injuries seems to be decreasing.