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Athletic Trainers are Valuable “Players” in High School Sports

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youth sports injuriesOne of the responsibilities that many sports medicine orthopaedists take on is providing medical coverage to local high school sports teams.  I provide on-field coverage for two local high schools during football season, and through this experience I have learned how important it is for schools to have an athletic trainer on staff, not only for football, but for all ...

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ACL Surgery in Growing Children

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A few weeks ago I wrote about some recent studies reporting a rise in ACL injuries in kids and discussed some of the causes of this trend.  Since then I have had a few questions about treatment of these adolescent ACL injuries, so today I am going to explain how the thinking on this has evolved over the years and ...

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How to Prevent Basketball Injuries

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It’s that time of year again when the sound of leather bouncing on hardwood fills gymnasiums throughout the region. Basketball is called a “non-contact” sport, but anyone who plays or follows the game knows this isn’t a true a description.  Basketball is a very physical sport, perhaps more so now than ever before, and staying healthy for an entire ...

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Why are Children’s Sports Injuries on the Rise?

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Several recent studies, including this one from Philadelphia, have shown a significant rise in children’s sporting injuries over the past 10-15 years.  A large percentage of these are knee injuries such as ACL or meniscus tears, which can have ramifications on knee health as an adult if not treated adequately during childhood.  Throwing injuries of the shoulder and elbow, such ...

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Why I’m Serious About Concussions

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Today I read an article in the New York Times about a high school football player who died suddenly in what appears to be a concussion-related injury.  These stories always give me a terrible feeling in the pit of my stomach.  Every Friday night during football season I am on the sidelines of a high school football game, and these ...

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