Emergencies in Adolescents: Life- and Limb-threatening Injuries

Adolesc Med. 1993 Feb;4(1):181-192.


This chapter focuses on life- and limb-threatening injuries that result from involvement in sports. Emphasis is on diagnosis and initial management of both at the playing site and in the emergency room. Life-threatening injuries include head and spinal cord trauma, cardiac emergencies, abdominal trauma, and heat stroke. Far more common are the limb-threatening emergencies that involve the elbow or knee.