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AAP: Pediatricians need greater education to identify ‘female athlete triad’

July 21, 2016

Well-visit screening, educated diagnosis and combined intervention by pediatricians are suggested to effectively treat the female athlete triad in adolescents, according to an AAP clinical report.

“Education of pediatricians, who are most likely to encounter adolescents with triad-related disorders, is especially important,” Amanda K. Weiss Kelly, MD, FAAP, chief of the department of pediatric sports medicine at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, and colleagues wrote. “Unfortunately, a 2009 study found that only 20% of pediatricians were able to correctly identify all three components of the triad, compared with 50% of family medicine physicians and 41% of orthopedic surgeons.”

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