UpToDate, the evidence-based clinical decision support resource from Wolters Kluwer, now includes a section on primary care sports medicine that covers non-surgical sports-related care for adolescent and adult patient populations.

The sports medicine specialty on UpToDate includes more than 260 topics available in English and Spanish, plus more than 1,400 graphics. The peer-reviewed content and recommendations come from more than 470 medical journals.

Physical Medicine Professional’s Resource

Clinicians can equip themselves with the latest understanding about understanding biomechanics and training demands that predispose athletes to injury, non-operative fracture care and continuously updated diagnostic information, according to a media release from Wolters Kluwer.

Physical medicine and rehab clinicians can find useful information in the new UpToDate section, as well as primary care internists, pediatricians, family medicine physicians, and specialists who care for active patients.

App for Anywhere Access

An UpToDate mobile app is also available that can deliver this specialized sports medicine information to clinicians who need it via smart phones and tablet computers. The app is engineered for use with iOS and Android mobile platforms, and able to function on any Internet browser.

This addition marks the 23rd specialty available to subscribing clinicians and healthcare institutions, and is the result of more than 5 years of collaboration led by Karl “Bert” Fields, MD, ABFM, CAQSM, editor-in-chief of UpToDate in Sports Medicine, according to a media announcement from Wolters Kluwer Health.

“Working with a team of respected leaders in sports medicine over the last 5 years, we have dramatically expanded and enhanced the sports medicine content and treatment recommendations in UpToDate. The new specialty truly encompasses views from a range of disciplines,” Fields says in the release.

More information is available online at the Wolters Kluwer website.

[Source(s): Wolters Kluwer Health, Business Wire]