Sprains, Strains, and Sports Injury Prevention
Overuse and acute injuries occur frequently in sports. Common injuries that are seen include sprains, strains and tendinitis as well as stress fractures. This talk will focus on soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains by defining the common types of sports injuries, by discussing the basic approaches used in evaluation and treatment, and by identifying strategies for injury prevention.
This presentation was originally recorded at CRASH: Injury and the Child, May 15, 2015 Chicago, IL.
Medium: Video with PPT, eLearning
This activity has been designed for primary care providers and specialists interested in injury prevention, treatment of acute injury, and recovery from injury for pediatric patients.
After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
- Define common types of sports injuries such as sprains and strains;
- Discuss basic approach to evaluation and treatment including indications for imaging;
- Identify strategies for injury prevention and review guidelines for safe return to play following an injury.
Holly Benjamin, MD
Dr. Holly Benjamin is a specialist in sports medicine and non-surgical musculoskeletal injuries. She has been regionally and nationally recognized for expertise in treating all types of athletic injuries in young patients. She routinely does office consultations discussing sport safety and return to play guidelines following an injury. Dr. Benjamin sees patients to discuss sport "readiness" for activities such as weightlifting and "en pointe" for ballet.
She is currently chair of the committee on sports medicine and fitness for the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. She serves as director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Program at the University of Chicago Student Care Center.
Dr. Benjamin has been invited to present dozens of lectures on sports problems in child, adolescent, and female athletes. She is a member of the editorial board for the American Academy of Pediatrics' "Sport Shorts"--an educational publication for physicians, coaches, and parents. She is a medical officer for the Chicago Marathon and Chicago Triathlon. In addition, she is head team physician for the University of Chicago Lab School, and a team physician for the varsity athletic program where she specializes in the treatment of medical conditions in the athlete.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.