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Schober, PH; Windhaber, J; .
Examination for suitability to participate in competitive sports in childhood and adolescence.
MONATSSCHR KINDERHEILK. 2014; 162(3): 207-214.
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Schober Peter
Windhaber Jana
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Abstract:
Background. Children over 8 years old and at the latest 10 years old who participate in club competitions must be medically examined to ensure that they are fit enough to participate in competitive sports. Objective. It is the duty of the examining physician to carry out examinations to test the capability to participate in competitive sports in such a way that the children, parents and trainers can be sure that there are no tangible risks which prohibit participation in the type of sport or competitive sports Material and methods. The medical examination must include the medical and family history, the general and training history as well as a clinical and pediatric examination including postural behavior and the musculoskeletal system. In order to exclude congenital risk factors it must be obligatory to carry out a resting electrocardiogram (ECG). The medical examination must be carried out at least once. In order to detect intercurrent pediatric problems, e. g. growth surges, infections, injuries and overexertion injuries and pathological compensation problems of the cardiovascular system, the examination should be optimally carried out annually. Results and discussion. Using a standardized investigation form the frequency of cardiovascular events can be reduced and damage due to congenital or acquired pathologies of the musculoskeletal system can be prevented. This results in the greatest possible safety for parents, trainers and athletes that only children who are suitable for the sports selected for them can participate in competitions. By regularly carrying out adequate medical physical examinations stress-related damage and injury due to the sport can be kept to a minimum.

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