Musculoskeletal Injuries and Depression in Athletes The Correlation and PreventionHitshew, Jordan PA-S1JBJS Journal of Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants: July-September 2019 - Volume 7 - Issue 3 - p e0049 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.JOPA.18.00049 Review Articles Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics It has been documented that athletic musculoskeletal injury can cause psychological consequences such as depression. Studies have shown athletes who experience injury report significantly greater rates of depression than noninjured athletes. Understanding athletes' psychosocial responses to injury will assist medical providers in assessing the athlete's holistic needs to ensure proper recovery and prevent further harm such as depression. The purposes of this article are to (1) assess the current literature on the correlation between depressive symptoms in adolescent and collegiate athletes with musculoskeletal injuries and (2) identify ways for providers to prevent injury and the correlated depression. 1University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program, Columbia, South Carolina Disclosure: The Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest forms are provided with the online version of the article (http://links.lww.com/JBJSJOPA/A75). Copyright © 2019 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated.