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STOP Sports Injuries-Committed to Safety

Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists is coming together with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association and Safe Kids USA to promote the STOP Sports Injuries campaign.

The campaign educates athletes, parents, athletic trainers, coaches and healthcare providers about the rapid increase in youth sports injuries, the necessary steps to help reverse the trend and the need to keep young athletes healthy. The STOP Sports Injuries campaign include teaching proper prevention techniques, discussing the need for open communication between everyone involved in young athletes’ lives, and encouraging those affected to advocate for sports safety.Sports injuries among young athletes are on the rise.  According to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), high school athletes, alone, account for an estimated two million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations every year.

“Regardless of whether the athlete is a professional or an amateur, the number of sports injuries is increasing, and the escalation of injuries in kids is alarming,” stated Dr. Alexander Hennig. “Many of the providers at Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists already lend our time and talent to supporting local sports programs, and the STOP Sports Injuries campaign is a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of sports safety. Armed with the correct information and tools, our young athletes can remain healthy, play safe and stay in the game for life.”

To learn more, please visit www.STOPSportsInjuries.org.