Sideline Emergencies: An Evidence-Based Approach


As participation in athletics continues to increase, so too will the occurrence of on-field injuries and medical emergencies. The field of sports medicine continues to advance and many events will have onsite medical staff present. This article reviews the most catastrophic injuries and medical emergencies that are encountered in sports and presents the highest level evidence in regards to on-field approach and management of the athlete. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 20(2):83–101, 2011)

R. Warne Fitch, MD, Charles L. Cox, MD, MPH, Gene A. Hannah, MD,
Alex B. Diamond, DO, Andrew J. M. Gregory, MD, and Kristina M. Wilson, MD