Running Sports Injuries in the Young Athlete – From Diagnosis to Return to Play

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The following credit is available for this course:

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (MD, DO, NP, PA) hours

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Kristin Whitney, MD, MA

Sports Medicine Physician/Musculoskeletal and Sports Ultrasound, Sports Medicine Division, Department of Orthopedics

Instructor of Orthopedics, Harvard Medical School

In this presentation, Dr. Kristin Whitney discusses key features of presenting history and physical exam to guide diagnostic decision making for pediatric sport injuries. Furthermore, Dr. Whitney discusses guiding principles of clinical evaluation and management for common musculoskeletal injuries in the pediatric athlete as well as how to build a framework for Return-to-Play considerations in the young athlete. The presentation was recorded at the Boston Children’s Hospital Community Network Summit on February 2, 2022.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this educational program, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify key features of presenting history and physical exam to guide diagnostic decision making for pediatric sport injuries.
  2. Understand guiding principles of clinical evaluation and management for common musculoskeletal injuries in the pediatric athlete.
  3. Build a framework for Return-to-Play considerations in the young athlete that are both patient-centered and evidence-based.

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Disclosures

Boston Children’s Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children’s may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves, have reported the following relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients: 

Kristin Whitney, MD, MS

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