Must-have resource guides health care professionals through the PPE process for young athletes from middle school through college. The explosive growth of children's athletics makes the preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) an important part of many pediatric practices. The new 4th edition guides physicians through the PPE process for young athletes from middle school through college. Included are recommendations on PPE timing, setting, and structure; medical history questions; and how to determine participation clearance; lists return-to-play guidelines; addresses medicolegal and ethical concerns; and explores future research and use of electronic formats. Includes: History Form, Supplemental History Form, Physical Examination Form, Clearance Form. Contents: Goals and Objectives, Timing, Setting and Structure, Administrative, Ethical, and Legal Concerns, General Considerations of the History, Physical Examination, and Clearance Systems-Based Examinations, Cardiovascular Problems, Central Nervous System, General Medical, Pulmonary System, Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Dermatologic Conditions, Musculoskeletal, The Female Athlete, The Athlete with Special Needs, Research Considerations.