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2016 Conference Pre-Reading Articles

"The Active Adolescent: Building for the Future" Pre-Reading

The following articles are suggested pre-readings for the 2015 SASMA Conference and form part of the Pre-Disposing Activity for GP's wishing to receive the 40 RACGP Category 1 Points for attending the conference:


"The Active Adolescent: Building for the Future" (Dr Peter Fricker)

Bergeron et al. International Olympic Council consensus statement on youth athletic development. Br J Sports Med 2015; 49:843-51.

Selected issues for the adolescent athlete and the team physician: A consensus statement. Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise 2008 February: 199-2012.


“Imaging the immature skeleton: Normal variation and patterns of injury”

Sasaki et al. MRI evaluation of the growth plate closure rate and pattern in the normal knee joint. J Knee Surg. 2002 Spring; 15(2): 72-6.


”Practical management of lumbar pain in the gymnast and flexible athlete”

Sands et. Stretching the Spines of Gymnasts: A Review. Sports Med. 2016 Mar;46(3):315-27.


Pacey V et al. Generalized joint hypermobility and risk of lower limb joint injury during sport: a systematic review with meta-analysis. 
Am J Sports Med. 2010 Jul;38(7):1487-97. 

McCluskey G et al. Hypermobility and musculoskeletal pain in children: a systematic review. Scand J Rheumatol. 2012 Oct;41(5):329-38. 



“Managing training loads in adolescents: How do we ensure our ‘mini-adults’ become senior athletes”

Gabbett TJ. The training—injury prevention paradox: should athletes be training smarter and harder? Br J Sports Med 2016;50:273–280.



"Implications of hip adaptations and FAI through adolescence"

Cakic J & Patricios J. Femoroacetabular impingement: prevention or intervention? The sports physician’s quandary. Br J Sports Med 2014 48: 1073-1074.

Kemp JL, et al. Hip chondropathy at arthroscopy: prevalence and relationship to labral pathology, femoroacetabular impingement and patient-reported outcomes. Br J Sports Med 2014;48:1102–1107.


Other Articles on Active Adolescents 

Van Brabandt et al. Harms and benefits of screening young people to prevent sudden cardiac death. BMJ 2016;353:i1156.