Sideline Tips: Safe Steps In The Return To Play Decision + MORE

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Seven Tips For Healthy Weight Gain + MORE

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Youth Sports Safety: Your Top 6 Concerns + MORE

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3 Obstacles to Your Athlete’s Success This Season

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 1443015084 934798994 Sideline Tips: Safe Steps In The Return To Play Decision + MOREBy Dev Mishra, MD
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
 
And Bert R. Mandelbaum, MD DHL (hon)
Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group and Sports Foundation
Team Physician LA Galaxy, US Soccer, Pepperdine University
Member FIFA and CONCACAF Medical Committee and F-MARC
Assistant Medical Director Major League Soccer
 
Key Points:

The coach will often have to make a decision on return to play after injury during competition
One tactic would be to observe the player in pregame warmup for any pain or poor movement
A second in-game method is to make sure the player is pain-free, has no swelling, and can pass a sideline functional test of jog, cut, sprint, and jump

One of the toughest decisions in youth sports is determining when a player who has suffered an injury is ready to return to action…

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