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Common Hockey-Related Sports Injuries

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.

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Treating Common High School Sports Injuries at MidAmerica’s Palos Hills, Mokena, and Chicago Locations

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

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High School Sports Medicine Benefits for Young Athletes

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.

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Learn to Easily Navigate Doctor Referrals

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:

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Introducing Dr. Gurpal Pannu

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.

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