Keep Kids in the Game for Life Through STOP Sports Injuries

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Keep Kids in the Game for Life Through STOP Sports Injuries

Healthcare and, Business Leaders, and Professional Athletes Join Forces to Help Young Athletes Play Safe and Stay Healthy

Lee’s Summit, Misso. (February 23, 2017) –– Today, Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, the office of Dr. Matt Daggett is coming together with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and more than 1,000 other organizations and sports medicine practices from around the country to promote the STOP Sports Injuries program.

STOP Sports Injuries educates athletes, parents, coaches and healthcare providers about the rapid increase in youth sports injuries, the necessary steps to help reverse the trend and the need to keep young athletes healthy. The program includes tip sheets on teaching proper prevention techniques, discussing the need for open communication between everyone involved in a young athletes’ life, and encouraging those affected to sign The Pledge to be an advocate for sports safety. The website and pledge are available at www.STOPSportsInjuries.org.

Sports injuries among young athletes are on the rise. According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), high school athletes, alone, account for an estimated two million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations every year.

Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine’s focus is on injury prevention, health education and community support to improve the lives of athletes and all members of the Kansas City Community.

The high rate of youth sports injuries is fueled by an increase in overuse and trauma injuries and a lack of attention paid to proper injury prevention. According to the CDC, more than half of all sports injuries in children are preventable.

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Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine was founded in 2016 with the mission to offer an innovative and unique approach to musculoskeletal care through an unmatched level of service, quality, and expertise to improve the lives of patients and the community. AOSM treats a multitude of injuries and orthopedic conditions and is accepting new patients. Please call 816-525-2840 or visit www.kcorthosports.com for more information.

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(Photo Caption: Dr. Matt Daggett from Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine evaluates a knee.)

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