Common Hip Injuries in Kids
Dr. Kevin Shea
Pediatric athletes are subject to several different acute hip injuries. These injuries include problems around the growth plate and around the femur and pelvis. In some cases, acute symptoms can develop in association with previous hip conditions. Two common hip injuries are discussed below.
Trick-or-Treating Safety 101
Dr. Eric Edmonds
All Hallows Eve, more commonly known as Halloween, is a festive and exciting time for many youngsters (and parents) to celebrate autumn with costumes, pumpkins, haunted houses and trick-or-treating. Sugar rushes and nighttime adventures define October 31st for many people, but this combination can lead to injuries with spirit-dampening outcomes. There are two major sources for bone and muscle injuries to children on Halloween: costumes and pumpkins.
6 Tips to Help Kids Avoid Repetitive Stress Injuries
Mike Hoenig, MD, Orthopaedic Associates
Friday, July 22, 2016
Sports-participation promotes physical and emotional wellness in children but too much physical activity can lead to injury. Repetitive stress injury, also known as overuse injury, is becoming a significant concern for orthopaedic doctors—especially at a time where the number of duel-sport athletes continues to grow.
Keeping a Balance in Youth Sports Participation
Kate Carr, Safe Kids Worldwide
Thursday, April 21, 2016
We all want our kids to be the best athletes they can be and to play the sports they love for a lifetime. But many parents disagree about the best way to make that happen. Is it better to focus on one sport, or is playing a variety of sports the best way to help kids reach their full potential?
Five Tips for a Safe Youth Sports Experience
Sara Jurek, MD
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Sports provide kids with wonderful physical, social, and psychological benefits. As parents and coaches, our goal is to maximize these benefits while minimizing our athletes’ risk of injury. There are simple strategies for parents and coaches to help reduce preventable injuries. With the weather heating up, spring sports in full swing (pun intended), and in honor of April being Youth Sports Safety Month, here are five tips for achieving a safe (and fun) youth sports experience.
Keeping Athletes Safe With Limited Resources: Tips and Tricks
Emily Brook, BA and Elizabeth Matzkin, MD
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Athlete safety should always be the number one priority of parents, coaches, and players of all sports, from youth recreational leagues to varsity high school teams. Injuries can and do occur at any level of competition in all sports. While some teams have access to an athletic trainer and a full-time medical staff, other teams do not. For teams with limited access to medical resources, responsibility for the safety of athletes often falls on the parents and coaches. This post provides some athlete safety tips for parents and coaches of athletes who may have limited access to professional medical help.
Spring Has Sprung: Returning Kids to Outdoor Sports
By: Elizabeth Matzkin, MD, Caroline Hu, BA and Emily Brook, BA
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and everyone is growing tired of those 6am Sunday morning hockey practices. Sunny days spent at the baseball diamonds and lacrosse fields are just around the corner. During this transition to spring sports, it can be easy to forget some important things for our young athletes. In order to ensure a smooth transition to spring sports, we have a few tips for a safe and fun return.
Extreme Winter Sports Safety Tips
By: David Daniels and Elizabeth Matzkin, MD
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
While some may despise the dreariness of the harsh winter days, others see a playground of opportunity. For thrill seekers, the winter months offer many extreme sports to satisfy the need for an adrenaline rush: skiing, snowboarding, heliskiing, snowkiting, and snowmobiling to name a few. While the high velocity and living on the edge sense of adventure makes these sports so desirable, we cannot forget the physical risks associated with such activities. Extreme winter sporting can be a fun activity if done with safely; here are some tips to help make the most out of a winter sport adventure.