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Does Sport Specialization Get You To Division 1 College?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Sport specialization by adolescent and early teenage athletes is associated with a relatively high injury risk One study of Division 1 athletes showed that only about 17% of athletes were “highly specialized” when they were in…

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Injury Prevention Warmup Programs Work- Use One!

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Warmup based injury prevention programs such as the FIFA 11+ and others show a dramatic reduction in injury rates for young athletes The results are so impressive that I believe all youth sport organizations should recommend…

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

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…

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Bone Loss In Young Females: Once It’s Lost It’s Tough To Get It Back

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: A woman develops about half her bone mineral content during her adolescent years, and healthy bone mineral content and bone mass lower the risk for stress fractures If a young woman has poor bone mass as…

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Should You Play Sports When You’re Sick?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: We are getting in to “common cold season” where many around you will be sneezing If you have a cold you should avoid team practices so you don’t pass the cold on to your teammates However…

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You Need An Emergency Action Plan

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a key document that outlines the specific steps taken by a Club, Tournament Director, High School, or individual team in case of a serious health or environmental emergency. Be sure…

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How About Some Hot Sauce With That Leg Cramp?

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Muscle cramps are painful, involuntary contractions of a muscle Many theories have been made over the years about cause and risks for muscle cramps, including poor warmup, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalances New theories about muscle cramps…

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Bad Behavior Causes Injuries

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: Part of the reason for rules in sports is to help ensure the safety of the athletes playing the sport It’s estimated that perhaps 10% of the injuries in youth and high school sports are the…

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The Female Athlete Triad- Be On The Lookout

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: The “female athlete triad” is a medical condition composed of eating disorder, irregular menstrual periods, and low bone density Girls in sports in which there is pressure to conform to a certain body image are particularly…

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Reduce Parent-Coach Misunderstanding With The Preseason Talk

By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University Key Points: It’s very important to have a discussion with parents prior to the club season to establish a decision process for dealing with on-field injuries A good preseason discussion will reduce in season misunderstandings and stress especially…

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