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Management of lower limb (aka knee) injuries in youth athletes

Knee injuries are common in youth athletes with up to 1 in 4 athletes at risk of sustaining this type of injury.

Approximately one-third of patients seen in the Banff Sport Medicine Clinic are youth. For example, the Clinic assesses approximately 1500 acute knee injuries in patients aged 5 to 24 each year.

In this 1-hour presentation, Banff Sport Medicine 2020/2021 Orthopaedic Fellow, Dr Meaghan Marien, discusses two common knee injuries that occur in the youth athlete: anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and patellar instability (PI).

Viewers will learn common mechanisms of injury, treatment, diagnosis and rehabilitation.

Contributing expert

Dr Meaghan Marien, Banff Sport Medicine 2020-2021 Orthopaedic Fellow

Dr Marien received her Medical Degree at McGill University, completed her orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Ottawa, and then pursued a Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is in Banff for the 2020-2021 Fellowship year to complete a second year of fellowship training in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine with the Banff Sports Medicine team.

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