Hockey has increasingly become a popular sport in the U.S. over the past few years. The speed and energy of the game raises the stakes and keeps the crowd on the edge of their seats. While hockey is exhilarating to watch or play, it is one of the more dangerous contact sports. For players of all skill levels, whether a student athlete, professional, or backyard hobbyist, hockey carries a higher risk of injury than many other sports. This is partly due to the looser rules involving contact, and the fact that the sport is played on slick ice. Before donning your skates this winter make sure you are prepared for any potential sports injuries. From prevention to treatment, read below to learn what to do if you experience an injury this hockey season.
Read more: Common Hockey-Related Sports Injuries
Frequency of Sports Injuries
High school athletics bring teenagers together, provide structure to and foster a sense of community. However, they also bring the risk of injury. The reports of high school sports injuries from At Your Own Risk show some astounding results:
- 90% of student athletes report sustaining an injury
- 54% continued to play while injured
- 12% of student athletes sustained concussions
Read more: Treating Common High School Sports Injuries at MidAmerica’s Palos Hills, Mokena, and Chicago...
Back-to-school time is here. Do you have a child playing sports this school year?
For high school athletes, the start of the school year means it’s time for practices, tryouts, homecoming games, and bonding with new teammates. You know they’ll need new equipment, team uniforms, and payment for lessons, but there’s one key thing every high school athlete needs in their arsenal that’s often overlooked: a comprehensive sports medicine treatment plan.
Read more: High School Sports Medicine Benefits for Young Athletes
Simply put, the formation of our Orthopaedic Immediate Care program, came in response to serious flaws that we had identified in the typical treatment timeline. This brief article will outline those flaws, as well as the solution which we developed.
Read more: Why We've Developed Orthopaedic Immediate Care
If you’re seeking treatment for a musculoskeletal injury, you may be asking, why should I visit an orthopaedic care center over going to the hospital or my primary care physician? What’s the major advantage of going to a clinic that specializes in orthopaedic care? The answer: direct and immediate access to orthopaedic specialists.
Read more: Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist in Palos Hills and Mokena
Finding a specialist to treat your specific injury or illness can be a challenging process. When it comes to your health, make sure you’re getting top quality care and working with an expert that specializes in your condition. While the process of finding said specialist can be overwhelming, here are a few tips to keep in mind with regards to specialist referrals and how to navigate them:
Read more: Learn to Easily Navigate Doctor Referrals
Injured while playing a round of your favorite summer sport? Twist or bang your knee or elbow the wrong way while working around the yard? If you’ve experienced a musculoskeletal injury, you may be wondering where the best place is to seek treatment. And depending on the type and severity of your injury, a trip to to the Emergency Room may not be your best choice.
Read more: Navigating Immediate Care vs. Emergency Room
Welcome Dr. Gurpal Pannu to MidAmerica Orthopaedics!
Dr. Pannu is an orthopaedic spine surgeon. He has trained at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Drexel University College of Medicine, and The University of California, Davis. At UC Davis, Dr. Pannu completed a fellowship in orthopaedic spinal surgery. He participated in clinical research that included the study of scoliosis, spinal trauma, and degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Throughout his career, Dr. Pannu has been active in clinical research in academic settings, giving him a vast knowledge of the latest technologies and procedures proven to best help his patients.
Read more: Introducing Dr. Gurpal Pannu