The Ugly Truth Of Skin And Soft Tissue Infections In Young Athletes + MORE

The Ugly Truth Of Skin And Soft Tissue Infections In Young Athletes + MORE
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By Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Skin and soft tissue infections have become increasingly common amongst athletes, including at the high school and adolescent sport ages
These infections can have a substantial impact on the health and playing time of the young athlete
At the high school level the greatest risk is from infections spread through the locker room, and infections can also spread from skin to skin contact in contact sports
At the club level, where locker rooms are far less common, the risk is from infections spread through equipment at gyms or fitness facilities where the athlete may train
Proper hygiene is the most effective way to prevent these infections

Here’s a topic we don’t discuss too often: skin infections in athletes…

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