Submitting Student(s)

Cameron AdamsFollow

Session Title

STEM and Biomedical Research

College

College of Education

Department

Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance

Faculty Mentor

Aaron Aslakson, M.A.

Abstract

When thinking of athletes and orthopedic injuries, we often associate these injuries with more physical sports such as football, basketball, or even soccer. What we don’t realize is that an injury of any degree can occur in any sport, regardless of the level of physicality. An orthopedic injury is any injury to the bones, muscles, or joints of the musculoskeletal system. These injuries include, but are not limited to, ACL tears, meniscus tears, broken bones, muscle tears, sprains, dislocations, or fractures, obtained during a sport. Most injuries of this nature are hard to ignore, but depending on the area and severity of the injury, some may go unnoticed or be mistaken for another issue. If not properly examined and treated, the injury could severely worsen. Orthopedic doctors and surgeons typically examine, treat, help to prevent, and provide rehabilitation services for patients with orthopedic injuries. Since their main priority is to treat and rehabilitate patients, all treatments are provided with the intent of the patient returning to normal activities of daily living or his or her respective sport profession. This presentation will discuss the specific types of orthopedic injuries that can occur, how they are obtained, what age/gender group is most likely to obtain an orthopedic injury, the sports we most see them within, and lastly how they are examined, treated, and rehabilitated.

Course Assignment

PESH 381 – Aslakson

Start Date

24-4-2020 12:00 AM

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Apr 24th, 12:00 AM

Orthopedic Injuries in Athletes

When thinking of athletes and orthopedic injuries, we often associate these injuries with more physical sports such as football, basketball, or even soccer. What we don’t realize is that an injury of any degree can occur in any sport, regardless of the level of physicality. An orthopedic injury is any injury to the bones, muscles, or joints of the musculoskeletal system. These injuries include, but are not limited to, ACL tears, meniscus tears, broken bones, muscle tears, sprains, dislocations, or fractures, obtained during a sport. Most injuries of this nature are hard to ignore, but depending on the area and severity of the injury, some may go unnoticed or be mistaken for another issue. If not properly examined and treated, the injury could severely worsen. Orthopedic doctors and surgeons typically examine, treat, help to prevent, and provide rehabilitation services for patients with orthopedic injuries. Since their main priority is to treat and rehabilitate patients, all treatments are provided with the intent of the patient returning to normal activities of daily living or his or her respective sport profession. This presentation will discuss the specific types of orthopedic injuries that can occur, how they are obtained, what age/gender group is most likely to obtain an orthopedic injury, the sports we most see them within, and lastly how they are examined, treated, and rehabilitated.

 

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