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Leaders in Sports Medicine Discuss Prevention and Treatment of Injuries

New York City—February 19, 2010



Hospital for Special Surgery 12th Annual Sports Medicine for the Young Athlete Conference

It is estimated that more than 30 million children participate in sports in the United States and every year more than 3.5 million receive medical treatment for sports injuries. To help athletic trainers, physical therapists and pediatricians understand the latest surgical advances and rehabilitative techniques available to treat young athletes, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City will host its 12th Annual Sports Medicine for the Young Athlete Conference.

This conference will draw on the expertise of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Medicine Service as well as other leaders in the field of sports medicine and pediatrics.

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2010
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: Uris Auditorium
1300 York Avenue at 69th Street
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York

Experts say that given the intensity of youth sports in today’s landscape, injuries that are more common in older athletes are showing up in younger patients at an elevated level.

“Because training and competition have become more intense in recent years, young athletes are increasingly at risk for injury. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of sport-related injury are important to prevent long-term deformity and disability,” said Jordan Metzl, M.D., sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery. A national expert in pediatric sports medicine, Dr. Metzl will moderate panel discussions on the latest research in adolescent sports medicine and the prevention and treatment of injuries in young gymnasts.

Topics will include:

  • Treatment of bone health issues in adolescent athletes
  • Management of scoliosis in the adolescent athlete
  • Prevention and evaluation of adolescent ACL injuries
  • Nutritional Issues in the young gymnast
  • Overuse injury in gymnastics
  • Hot topics in infectious disease: Update on MRSA

For the full program, please follow the link:


If you are interested in attending the event or if you would like to talk with Dr. Metzl, Dr. Green, Dr. Callahan or Dr. Marx prior to the event, please contact Tracy Hickenbottom, Public Relations, at Hospital for Special Surgery at (212) 606-1197, hickenbottomt@hss.edu.

We also invite you to contact us throughout the spring sports season if you would like to interview members of the Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine Service when you are writing and need background on sports-related injuries.

Tracy Hickenbottom


About HSS | Hospital for Special Surgery
HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the eighth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. The global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State. In 2017 HSS provided care to 135,000 patients and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures. People from all 50 U.S. states and 80 countries travelled to receive care at HSS. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. The HSS Global Innovation Institute was formed in 2016 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The culture of innovation is accelerating at HSS as 130 new idea submissions were made to the Global Innovation Institute in 2017 (almost 3x the submissions in 2015). The HSS Education Institute is the world’s leading provider of education on the topic on musculoskeletal health, with its online learning platform offering more than 600 courses to more than 21,000 medical professional members worldwide. Through HSS Global Ventures, the institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally.


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