Orthopedic preparticipation screening examination

J G Garrick
Pediatric Clinics of North America 1990, 37 (5): 1047-56
The primary care physician is often called upon to perform a medical examination before the patient may participate in athletic activities. The examination should identify congenital and acquired musculoskeletal problems and the residuals of previous musculoskeletal injuries. This article and its illustrations show the steps of an orthopedic preparticipation screening examination and indicate how some problems may be identified.

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