Sports injuries are common youngsters who actively play sports. These sports injuries may require surgery depending on the complexity of problem.
Sports injuries in young athletes are divided into two categories:
Prompt medical attention is recommended to prevent permanent damage or disability. A detailed medical history, information related to the injury and clinical examination is done by doctor to diagnose the type of injury and plan appropriate treatment. Imaging tests, x-rays or other tests may also be recommended if necessary.
After a final diagnosis, the orthopaedic surgeon will plan the following one, or combination of treatments depending on the severity of the injury such as:
Post-treatment instructions and regular follow-up visits are recommended by the doctor in order to prevent complications and speed up recovery.
Sport injuries can be prevented with training and appropriate equipment. Use of right technique and position is key to prevent sport injuries. Proper equipment from wearing the right shoes to safety gear, avoid high impact injuries. Injuries can also be prevented when the athletes understand and follow the rules of the game and display good sportsmanship.