University Orthopedics is already starting to see the impact of an orthopedics program for high school girls.
Kevin, an ice hockey goalie from West Warwick, was seriously injured in a car crash. There were times he didn't think he'd ever play hockey again. But, with hard work, determination, and some help from University Orthopedics' Dr. Schiller and PT Mark Murphy, Kevin returned to the ice much sooner than anticipated.
Dr. Eberson, Dr. Anthony Scaduto from UCLA, and Dr. Elizabeth Hubbard from Scottish Rite traveled to Honduras last month with World Pediatric Project. During their week-long mission, they worked out of two ORs at Ruth Paz Hospital, treating 52 children and completing 12 surgeries.
There's no doubt about it, playing sports is great for a teen's mental and physical health. However, as more children and teens participate in organized sports - sometimes year-round - we're seeing an alarming increase in the number of teen athletes suffering from overuse injuries.