Posted on January 28, 2010

There is currently an unprecedented level of youth sports injuries, particularly in girls. Most alarming is the incidence of torn ACLs. Girls suffer two-to-ten times greater number of ACL injuries than boys. Most girls who play sports have either had a sports injury or have had a friend suffer a sports injury. Research shows ACL injury rates improve significantly when athletes participate in sports-specific conditioning and strengthening programs.

The Greenwich Academy Athletic Department has invited Greenwich Academy parents and students to attend a presentation tonight about adolescent sports injuries by the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education. ONS orthopedic surgeons Dr. Michael Clain and Dr. Katie Vadasdi will discuss the risk for and prevention of injuries to the lower leg, knee, shin and ankle.

The speakers will talk about injury prevention and about the latest treatments for the most common sports injuries. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions.

The ONS Foundation provides expertise and evidence-based guidelines for sports-related injury prevention for athletes, coaches, as well as the aging population. The goal of the Foundation is to help raise the health status of all people to the highest possible level by decreasing the incidence of injuries through prevention.

ONS is Connecticut’s premier center for orthopedic and neurosurgery specialists. ONS physicians are trained at the top universities and hospitals in the country and have expertise and vast experience in diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries. ONS physicians serve as consultants for professional sports teams as well as college and high school programs.