Recent News and Articles

STOP Sports Injuries Overuse PSA Hits Time Square
16 March 2012 

The STOP Sports Injuries campaign is taking a trip to New York City the next few weeks as our overuse injury public service announcement - headlined by "Sometimes, the game they love doesn't love them back" - will be displayed on a Times Square video board. See it for yourself after the jump!

Pediatric Knee Injuries on the Rise
9 November 2011 

The number of knee injuries in children and adolescents has increased substantially over recent years, at least according to one institution's findings presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics. An overiview of records from the past 12 years shows a significant increase in both meniscal and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. 

"The Parent Trap?
28 September 2011 

FOX6 WBRC – Birmingham, Alabama
How much is too much for young athletes?  This special segment examines how playing one sport year-round can sometimes hinder a young athlete’s chances for long-term success. With the number of injuries and psychological problems from overuse growing, what can parents do?

Keeping Student Athletes Safe
26 August 2011 

Dr. Bill Levine, Chair of the STOP Sports Injuries Campaign, discusses the overuse injury epidemic that has affected young athletes.  In this interview with ABC News, Dr. Levine shares the injury risks associated with specialization in specific sports and offers tips for young athletes returning to athletics this new school year.

Athletic Injuries: Keep Kids Safe on and off the Field
28 June 2011 

Young athletes are playing sports like baseball year-round, overwhelming growth plates and leading to sometimes life-changing injury events.  Dr. Paul Saluan, Orthopaedic Surgeon with the Cleveland Clinic, speaks with NBC affliate WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio, about this new wave of injuries while encouraging young athletes and parents to exercise caution as a means of enjoying a lasting sports experience. 

Extreme Parenting: Pushing Kids to Stardom
6 April 2011 

Some parents begin training children as young as 6 months. Are kids being pushed too far in the name of sports?

[Don’t] Break a Leg! Avoid Ballet Injuries
30 March 2011 

The physical demands of ballet and other dance styles are intensive, which is why it is so important to practice proper positions and techniques, and adequate warm-ups and cool-downs before and after classes or performances.  Orthopaedic surgeons offer dance safety tips to help prevent ballet injuries.

“Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids” with Dr. James Andrews
5 January 2011 

One Place Radio - "Family Talk" with Dr. James Dobson

We all want our kids to enjoy sports, but like most parents, we cringe at every hit, shove, fall and bump. With so many children involved in athletics, and at younger ages, injuries have become a genuine concern. Dr. Dobson talks with one of the premier orthopedic surgeons in the country. Listen as Dr. James Andrews reveals tips about keeping your child safe on the field or the court.

"Too Much Too Soon"
23 December 2010 

Sports injuries don't always happen on a single play. Overdoing it can also land kids on the disabled list.

Local Campaign Aims at Decreasing Sports-Related Injuries
6 October 2010 

KSAT San Antonio
In case you missed it last night, here's the link to the story that aired on the STOP media launch.

Increase of sports injuries to children under the age of 14
6 October 2010 

Click here to listen Dr. Casey Taber from The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group group as he discusses the issues surrounding this dramatic increase in the last decade.

"Should the number of pitches a high school baseball player throw be limited?"
6 October 2010 

Channel One News
Click on the link below to learn more about how high school baseball players are suffering from injuries caused by overuse.

"Schools and Hospital Work Together to Reduce Sports Injuries"
25 August 2010 

News Channel 13, WNYT
Nathan Littauer Hospital works with coaches and athletes at Broadalbin-Perth to help reduce injuries that stem from repetitive stress in sports.

“Tips for Keeping Athletes Hydrated with Marjorie Albohm”
15 August 2010 

Sound Medicine, Indiana University
Marjorie Albohm, president of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, discusses heat and health problems with host Barbara Lewis on Sound Medicine. Albohm has suggestions for parents and coaches to protect athletes from heat illness and dehydration as they participate in two-a-day practices in the heat of summer.

"STOP Sports Injuries Program with Dr. Matava"
19 July 2010 

KMOX "NewsRadio 1120" AM Radio
Dr. Matt Matava, team physician for the St. Louis Rams and orthopedic surgeon at Washington University in St. Louis, talks with KMOX’s Mark Reardon about STOP Sports Injuries.

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