“Friends in Kneed” Christina Gordon featured in a recent news article

Fall Sports: Staying Active While Being Safe for the Season

Orthopaedic surgeons share tips to help athletes stay clear of sports injuries this fall

ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Summer is coming to an end, and it won’t be long before athletes and sports enthusiasts take to the field to play soccer, football, volleyball or some other fall sport.

Staying active is ideal for building strong bones and weight-bearing activities such as running and playing sports helps to achieve that. That is why the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the STOP Sports Injuries campaign is urging everyone to stay active, but to keep safety first when engaging in these activities.

Statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show the following results for individuals treated in emergency rooms and doctors’ offices in the U.S. during 2011:

  • More than 581,400 treated for injuries related to soccer.
  • Approximately 1.2 million sustained football-related injuries.
  • More than 170,600 for injuries related to volleyball.

Unfortunately, 16-year-old, soccer player, Christina Gordon was one of those people. During one of her games, she tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL) and meniscus. Christina had to put playing soccer on pause and undergo ACL reconstruction surgery, so she could get back out on the field. Her full story is available at anationinmotion.org.

EXPERT ADVICE
“Not all injuries can be prevented, however many can be avoided,” said orthopaedic surgeon and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) spokesperson Jeffrey Abrams, MD. “The fact is, when one decides to participate in a sport, he or she needs to consider everything that comes with the territory. That includes taking the responsibility to follow proper safety measures such as warming up, and completing a health and wellness evaluation to determine their ability to play in the game before each season.”

This season, the AAOS, AOSSM and the STOP Sports Injuries campaign recommend taking the following safety tips into consideration:

  • Have a pre-season physical examination and follow your doctor’s recommendations.
  • When playing, wear protective gear such as fitted cleats, pads, helmets, mouth guard or other necessary equipment.
  • Warm-up and cool down properly with low-impact exercises like jogging that gradually increase or lower heart rate.
  • Play multiple positions and/or sports during the off-season to minimize overuse injuries.
  • Pay attention to weather conditions such as excessively hot and humid temperatures, to help avoid heat illness or wet, slippery conditions that can lead to injuries.
  • Consistently incorporate strength training and stretching.  A good stretch involves not going beyond the point of resistance and should be held for 10-12 seconds.
  • Hydrate adequately to maintain health and minimize cramps. Waiting until you are thirsty is often too late to hydrate properly.
  • Don’t play through the pain. Speak with an orthopaedic sports medicine specialist or athletic trainer if you have any concerns about injuries or tips on injury prevention.
  • Avoid the pressure that is now exerted on many young athletes to overtrain. Listen to your body and decrease training time and intensity if pain or discomfort develops. This will reduce the risk of injury and help avoid “burn-out.”

More tips
StopSportsInjuries.org


Dr. James Sterling on KDFW (Ch. 4)

Dr. James Sterling, physical medicine and rehabilitation physician on the medical staff of Texas Orthopaedic Associates, was interviewed on KDFW (Ch. 4) about baseline testing for concussion. Baseline testing helps to improve concussion care for local athletes and helps North Texas high schools comply with a new state law that requires that an athlete who shows signs of a concussion must receive a doctor’s written permission before returning to competition. Click here to see the story.


Dr. James Montgomery on KDAF (Ch. 33)

Dr. James Montgomery, orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff of Texas Orthopaedic Associates, was mentioned in a story on KDAF (Ch. 33) about the website Friends in Kneed. The site provides a place for injured athletes who have sustained knee injuries to share what they are going through, ask questions, and gather support. The site was also mentioned on KXAS (Ch. 5) and KRLD (1080). Click here to see the KDAF report and here to see the KXAS story.


Dr. Michael Landers in Star Local News

When temperatures hit triple digits, the last thing on most Plano residents’ to-do lists is go outside and exercise strenuously.

Dr. Michael Landers, a sports medicine physician with Texas Orthopaedic Associates in Plano, shares sound advice for dealing with the Texas heat… Read More…


Dr. James Montgomery in Dallas Weekly

Featured in Dallas Weekly, StreamingOR an innovative video technology that offers new options to doctors and patients devloped by Dallas entrepreneur Clayton Redmon, owner of StreamVenue Healthcare.

Dr. Jim Montgomery, considered one of the nation’s leading specialists in sports medicine and knee surgery, is an avid user of Redmon’s device. (Read More Here)


Dr. Robert Scheinberg on KTVT (Ch. 11)

Dr. Robert Scheinberg, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff of Texas Orthopaedic  Associates, was interviewed for a story that ran Thursday on KTVT (Ch. 11). The story  featured StreamingOR, an innovative technology being used to stream live surgeries. An athletic trainer and kinesiology students from the University of Texas at Arlington watched a live surgery remotely for educational and physical therapy planning purposes. Read the story here.


Dr. James Montgomery on WFAA (Ch.8)

Dr. James Montgomery, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff of Texas Orthopaedic Associates, was interviewed for a story that ran Friday on WFAA (Ch. 8). The story featured Friends in Kneed, a resource for recovering athletes. A teen patient created the website following her surgery to encourage young athletes to support one another through sharing their experiences. Read the story here.


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D Magazine names eight Texas Orthopaedic Associates physicians to its 2010 “Best Doctors.”

The physicians at Texas Orthopaedic Associates are among the most highly trained and experienced specialists in the demanding disciplines of orthopaedics and sports medicine.

With fellowship-trained and board-certified physicians, the group offers expertise in the following orthopaedic subspecialties:

* Sports injuries and arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder and hip.
* Adult reconstructive surgery using the latest techniques for total joint replacement
* Injuries and disorders of the upper and lower extremities, including trauma and complex reconstruction and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Texas Orthopaedic Associates doctors pride themselves on their accomplishments in both the professional world and the community. They are respected authors and educators and devote hundreds of hours to numerous professional, Olympic, college and high school athletes, as well as public school sports organizations throughout North Texas. The TOA doctors have been voted Best Doctors in Dallas by their peers for the past 10 years.

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Standing from left to right: James C. Sterling, M.D., Sports Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine; Scott O. Paschal, M.D., Sports Injuries, Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder; Robert R. Scheinberg, M.D., Sports Injuries, Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder, Hip Arthroscopy; Timothy G. Schacherer, M.D., Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity; Steven J. Thornton, M.D., Sports Injuries, Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder; and James B. Montgomery, M.D., Sports Injuries, Surgery of the Knee. Seated from left to right: John A. Racanelli, M. D., Sports Injuries, Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder; and Michael J. Champine, M.D., Adult Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee


Michael Landers, D.O.

Dr. Michael Landers is board certified in family practice and holds a certificate of added qualifications in Sports Medicine. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a deep commitment to sports medicine in secondary and higher education.
He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Biochemistry in 1995. Following his graduation from medical school at Oklahoma State University-College of Osteopathic medicine in 2000, Dr. Landers completed his family practice residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he served as chief resident. He followed that accomplishment with a two-year sports medicine fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Landers has been practicing since 2005 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi through Hattiesburg Clinic. During this tenure, he was the team physician for 20 high schools and Jones Junior College. Additionally, he served as the medical program coordinator for athletics training students at the University of Southern Mississippi.
He has been a featured lecturer and speaker at a number of national conferences and is a member of the AMA, AOA, AMSSM, and ACOFP.
Dr. Landers’ appreciation of athleticism and the body extends beyond the profession of sports medicine. He personally enjoys triathlons, SCUBA diving, water and snow skiing.

Dr. Michael Landers is board certified in family practice and holds a certificate of added qualifications in Sports Medicine. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a deep commitment to sports medicine in secondary and higher education.

He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Biochemistry in 1995. Following his graduation from medical school at Oklahoma State University-College of Osteopathic medicine in 2000, Dr. Landers completed his family practice residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he served as chief resident. He followed that accomplishment with a two-year sports medicine fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Landers has been practicing since 2005 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi through Hattiesburg Clinic. During this tenure, he was the team physician for 20 high schools and Jones Junior College. Additionally, he served as the medical program coordinator for athletics training students at the University of Southern Mississippi.

He has been a featured lecturer and speaker at a number of national conferences and is a member of the AMA, AOA, AMSSM, and ACOFP.

Dr. Landers’ appreciation of athleticism and the body extends beyond the profession of sports medicine. He personally enjoys triathlons, SCUBA diving, water and snow skiing.


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