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Sports Medicine

  • Daniel MurphyEmail author
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Abstract

Primary care sports medicine is a specialty encompassing multiple disciplines. The sports medicine physician provides broad-ranging care from musculoskeletal injuries and prevention to disease management. The focus is to maintain the health of the patient through a comprehensive approach involving injury prevention, rehabilitation, and pharmaceutical intervention.

Keywords

Pre-participation evaluation Fever Syncope Heart conditions Diabetes HIV Seizures Cerebral palsy Down syndrome Heat illness Injury prevention Rehabilitation Mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) Skin diseases Eyes Eating disorders Sickle cell disease and trait Obesity Solitary organ Overuse syndrome Nutrition Female athlete triad Performance-enhancing drugs Physical fitness 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family and Community MedicinePaul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health CenterEl PasoUSA

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