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Current Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine: An Overview

  • Laura Purcell
  • Lyle J. Micheli
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Part of the Contemporary Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine book series (PASM)

Abstract

Sports participation by children and adolescents has exploded in recent years. In the USA, more than 35 million children participate in organized sport, with millions of others participating at a recreational level [1]. A Canadian study found that 94% of adolescents participated in sports in the previous year [2]. In 2014 and 2015, an estimated 7.8 million adolescents in the USA participated in high school sports [3]. Children are becoming involved at younger ages, and are often participating in sports year-round. They are also participating at increasingly competitive levels, which requires training with greater intensity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Purcell
    • 1
  • Lyle J. Micheli
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Division of Sports MedicineChildren’s Hospital BostonBostonUSA
  3. 3.Orthopaedic Sports MedicineChildren’s Hospital BostonBostonUSA

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