Why must young athletes have regular medical checkups?

Aakash A. Shah, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
There are both orthopedic conditions, as well as general medical health conditions, that present in a different fashion in the adolescent athlete. Early diagnosis of these conditions can be crucial in maintaining the patient’s health and future performance.

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