Many recreational activities and sports, particularly those in which children participate, do not have medical coverage on site. Consequently, many injuries that occur in sports are seen by doctors in emergency rooms for acute care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States reports more than 30 million emergency room visits annually for injuries. The focus of emergency room care is immediate stabilization and accurate diagnosis. Emergency doctors must triage, assess, and provide initial care for athletes with injuries. ...

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