Recreational and organized sports participation is continually on the rise. Returning athletes to a healthy and competitive level as quickly and safely as possible creates pressure for care teams to make the appropriate decision. This course will serve to highlight important topics in sports medicine that are encountered daily.
The management of athletic injuries is under constant debate, often needing to decide between conservative and surgical intervention. Good judgment of the sports provider is vital as management decisions are usually tailored to the individual athlete. Optimal management of these injuries is essential to an athlete's career. Understanding the etiology, diagnosis, and surgical and non-surgical modalities are the key elements of a successful treatment plan. This course will be of interest to team Physicians, Certified Athletic trainers, Physical Therapists and Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
• Appropriately identify upper extremity shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries
• Diagnose, treat, and make return to play decision
• Differentiate between operative repair and non-operative solutions to athletic injuries such as Rotator Cuff tears
• Recognize when to consider orthobiologic options
• Describe up to date rehabilitation techniques and the benefit of a multidisciplinary care team
• Discuss the evidence for newer techniques in utilizing ultrasound for diagnosis and injection