When Can I Play Again: Hand Metacarpal Fracture + MORE

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Do I Need To See A Doctor Right Now For My Knee Injury? + MORE

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The SAFE Method is a very handy acronym to assist any coach, athlete, or parent decide whether an injury is serious enough to require urgent evaluation by a trai.... More »
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Is Your Child Ready to Play at a Higher Level? Here’s 3 Next Steps for You and Your Young Athlete + MORE

To every sports parent, I say, I hope your young athlete is enjoying their youth sports experience. I hope they are having fun, growing, making friends, developing skills, and learning valuable life-impacting lessons. I recognize, however, that for many of you, the youth sports experience has become.... More »

Digital Health and Wellness for 21st Century Families

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When Parents Force Kids to Specialize in One Sport

Young Athletes’ Motivation For Playing Sports A young athlete writes: “My father made me start taekwondo when I was still very young. I am tired of the injuries and with the fact that they don’t care if I am hurt or not. I still like the sport but I am too stressed to do it and I .... More »

5 Tips for Effectively Confronting a Coach

Confronting a coach is not a habit that I advocate when a parent is unhappy with playing time, position, or even coaching strategy. But I know that there will be times when you feel you must do it anyway for one of those purposes, or even for a reason that has nothing to do with...Read More &#.... More »
 What Parents’ and Coaches’ Abuse of Referees Costs Families
By Doug Abrams
In the past few weeks, the Washington Post featured two thoughtful articles that shine the spotlight on a growing problem that plagues youth sports from coast to coast. Under the headline, “Verbal Abuse From Parents, Coaches is Causing a Referee Shortage in Youth Sports,” writer Nick Eilerson explains that in high schools and community youth leagues alike, the lion’s share of abuse stems from “a deeply cutthroat sports culture, one that often holds amateur referees to a professional standard…

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Most hand metacarpal fractures in high school aged athletes can be treated in a cast, although in some instances surgery may be needed
Cast treatment will typically allow unrestricted return to play in about 4 weeks for noncontact sports and about 6 weeks for contact sports
Sports requiring finger dexterity and power may take longer than 6 weeks for return

The metacarpal bones are the long bones in the hand that lead up to the fingers…

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