Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE)
There are over 7.6 million high school athletes in the United States, and at some point each one of them is going to need a preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE). However, recent data show that many pediatricians are not comfortable with the PPE process and not aware of AAP resources in performing these evaluations. Click here for helpful tools, including links to the currently recommended PPE forms on the AAP’s website, as well as further information on the PPE Preparticipation Physical Evaluation monograph. The monograph provides comprehensive information for pediatricians who perform these examinations.