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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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
Some parents begin training children as young as 6 months. Are kids being pushed too far in the name of sports?
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.
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.
Sports injuries don't always happen on a single play. Overdoing it can also land kids on the disabled list.
KSAT San Antonio
In case you missed it last night, here's the link to the story that aired on the STOP media launch.
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.
Channel One News
Click on the link below to learn more about how high school baseball players are suffering from injuries caused by overuse.
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.
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.
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 the STOP Sports Injuries campaign.
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