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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


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



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