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HSS Featured on ABC's New York Viewpoint to Discuss Youth Sports Injuries

New York Viewpoint—July 10, 2016

Eyewitness News ABC 7's Ken Rosato interviews Hospital for Special Surgery's (HSS) James J. Kinderknecht, MD, a primary care sports medicine physician and Erin E. Manning, MD, a neurologist at HSS. Both physicians discuss common injuries in young athletes, like wrist or head injuries.

Ken asks Dr. Manning about youth athletes sustaining a concussion while playing football. Dr. Manning states, "When a child suffers a brain injury or concussion basically their brain is still growing and still actively developing so they are more prone to injuries and they are more prone to long-lasting symptoms...We want to minimize injuries to their brain because they haven't finished developing yet."

Dr. Kinderknecht adds, "It is all about safe participation so I think we should encourage participation and try to make it as safe as we can."

To watch the full segment, visit ABC7NY.com.


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