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Children and adolescents should be active in sports as much and often as possible. If permitted by the federal government and the states/cantons, this can take place now or, depending on the state, in the near future. Strict adherence to hygiene and distance rules and staying away from sport in the case of SARS-CoV-2 typical symptoms can minimize the emergence of sources of infection and the transmission of the coronavirus.
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Hip disorders are increasingly common in pediatric and adolescent athletes, being both idiopathic problems aggravated by sports and overuse injuries caused by sports. These disorders are a major cause of morbidity and their long-term consequences carry into adulthood. In the past these problems have been primarily treated with open surgery using a surgical hip dislocation, but due to improved instruments and techniques, hip arthroscopy is becoming a mainstay in their treatment. Arthroscopic management allows assessment and reconstructive treatment of most problems in practically all parts of the hip.
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The benefits of physical activity for the healthy development of children and adolescents are now undisputed. Therefore, recommendations for physical activity based on current ­scientific knowledge are installed. Although there are national differences, the primary goal is to motivate children and ­adolescents in different settings to be more active and less inactive. The extent to which this is possible or what factors are necessary at a political, scientific and actor-oriented level is critically discussed in this article.
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A lot has been published on the topic concussion in sports during the last years, conscience was sharpened, much was structured and defined more precisely, help tools were developed and rules changed. This article summarizes the fifth edition of the recently published guidelines of the “International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport”. In addition, new findings regarding gender differences and recovery will be presented, as well as the modified “return-to-sport” and the novel “return-to-school” protocols.
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