Sports & Fitness/Wellness
Upper extremity orthopedic and sports injuries are common in the pediatric population and special considerations must be accounted for in this population. Research shows injuries in this population may be due to poor activity management and mechanisms that differ from adults including deficits in strength, neuromuscular control, and/or inherent joint laxity. Children and adolescents are constantly learning new coordination and neuromuscular patterns throughout their growth and development, impacting the treatment of these injuries. This session will discuss common pediatric orthopedic and sports injuries of the upper extremity and will present the current research pertaining to diagnosing, treating, and returning kids to play.