Each year more than 3.5 million children aged 14 and younger are treated for sports-related injuries according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, making the prevention of such injuries a top priority among sports and health care industries. To help stop devastating sports injuries from plaguing young athletes in our region, the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine continues efforts with a community education initiative called “STOP Sports Injuries” and conducts seminars and provides information to coaches, parents, young athletes and the community throughout the year.
Renowned orthopaedic surgeon and namesake for the Andrews Institute, James R. Andrews, M.D. began the national “STOP Sports Injuries” campaign during his tenure as president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) to address the growing epidemic. [07:06]