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Sports medicine is concerned with physical fitness, and the diagnosis and treatment of injuries sustained in sports activities.

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Although most sports teams have employed team physicians for many years, it is only since the late 20th century that sports medicine has emerged as a distinct field of health care.