Why is age-appropriate care for sports injuries essential?

Age-appropriate care for sports injuries is important because it protects growth plates from potential damage in the future.

One of the benefits of sports medicine doctors is they have the training and experience to know when an athlete should continue playing versus when they need to be removed from competition for rest, diagnostic tests or further care.

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