Champion Orthopedics Team to Hold Sports Injury Clinic

COUDERSPORT – According to SAFE KIDS USA, more than 3.5 million children ages 14 and under receive medical treatment for sports injuries each year and injuries associated with participation in sports and recreational activities account for 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among children in the United States.

To prevent or reduce further injuries in athletes, the team from Champion Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Cole Memorial Hospital will share information during a clinic for local coaches, school nurses and physical education instructors.

On Tuesday, July 24 at 5:00 p.m., a line-up of orthopedic and sports medicine doctors, physician assistants and certified athletic trainers will present the following topics at the Cole Memorial Hospital Wellness Center in Coudersport:

– “Post-Concussion Care for an Athlete” by Andrew Gottschalk, MD
– “Recognizing Symptoms of Sudden Cardiac Arrest” by Terrance Foust, DO
– ACL knee injuries by Bradley Giannotti, MD, FACS, FAAOS
– Muscle cramping by Melissa O’Brien, ATC
– Shoulder dislocations by Kevin George, PA-C
– Ankle sprains by Melissa O’Brien, ATC
– MRSA bacterial infection, Bradley Giannotti, MD, FACS, FMOS
– “Ask the Pro” – question and answer period

A free cookout will be provided to attendees prior to the program. For details or to register for the event, call 814-260-5218 or e-mail dennis.geitner@charlescolehospital.com.