Abdominal Trauma in Sports - Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast

Abdominal Trauma in Sports


Athletes sustain all sorts of musculoskeletal injuries. I’d put good money that most athletic trainers and sports medicine physicians feel pretty comfortable evaluating an ankle, knee or shoulder. But what happens when the trauma is to the abdomen? How confident do you feel in identifying something that may be brewing to one of the internal organs in the abdomen? Today on the podcast we will cover sport-related abdominal trauma with an emergency medicine physician.


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— Dr. Mark Halstead https://www.ortho.wustl.edu/content/Patient-Care/2797/Find-a-Physician/Physician-Directory/Mark-Halstead-MD/Bio.aspx

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— Johnson BK, Comstock RD. Epidemiology of Chest, Rib, Thoracic Spine, and Abdomen Injuries Among United States High School Athletes, 2005/06 to 2013/14. Clin J Sport Med. 2017 Jul;27(4):388-393. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000351. PMID: 27428676. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27428676/

— PECARN Abdominal Injury Paper https://www.pecarn.org/publications/documents/IAImainpredictionrulepaper.pdf

— Pediatric Surgery Research Collaborative Information https://www.pedsrc.org/previous-work

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Dr. Mark Halstead - Host of The Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast - St. Louis, MOMark Halstead: 

Dr. Mark Halstead received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He stayed at the University of Wisconsin for his pediatric residency, followed by a year as the chief resident. Following residency, he completed a pediatric and adult sports medicine fellowship at Vanderbilt University. He has been an elected member to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness and the Board of Directors of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). He has served as a team physician or medical consultant to numerous high schools, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Washington University, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Athletica, and St. Louis Rams. He serves and has served on many local, regional and national committees as an advisor for sports medicine and concussions. Dr. Halstead is a national recognized expert in sport-related concussions and pediatric sports medicine.

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Susan Kirelik - A Guest on The Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast with Dr. Mark HalsteadSue Kirelik: 

Dr. Sue Kirelik is a pediatric emergency physician who has practiced pediatric emergency medicine in the Denver metro area for 26 years.  She completed a residency in pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Followed by a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s Hospital in Oakland.  Dr. Kirelik is also the medical director of the Rocky Mountain Pediatric OrthoONE Center for Concussion.

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