HSS Doctor Suggests Pre-Participation Screening for Young Athletes

Paramus Daily Voice—August 30, 2016

In a recently published article in Paramus Daily Voice, David A. Wang, MD, a primary care sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery, discusses pre-participation examinations (PPE) for organized sports.

Dr. Wang notes, "The purpose of the PPE is to ensure that athletes are safe to participate in sport and to maximize the athlete’s health. A PPE is not a substitute for an annual health examination or physical, and conversely, an annual physical does not necessarily qualify as a PPE. One of the main goals of a PPE is to detect any conditions that could predispose an athlete to injury or illness while participating in athletics."

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