To help athletic trainers and physical therapists understand the latest surgical advances and rehabilitative techniques available for professional and recreational athletes, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City will host an educational event drawing on the expertise of the foremost experts in sports medicine from across the country.
Date: Thursday, April 23 to Saturday, April 25, 2009
Time: 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 23
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 25
Thursday - Hospital for Special Surgery
Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd Floor
535 East 70th Street
Friday and Saturday - Uris Auditorium
1300 York Avenue
Weill Cornell Medical College
Frank Cordasco, M.D., Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and co-Activity Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine
John T. Cavanaugh, PT, Med, ATC, Clinical Supervisor of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center and co-Activity Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine
David W. Altchek, M.D., co-Chief of Special Surgery’s Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service and medical director of the New York Mets
Richard J. Hawkins, M.D., Principal of Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas and team physician of the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies
“The National Health Interview Survey estimates that more than 2 million sports related injuries occur in the United States in a given year among adults ages 25 and older,” explained Frank Cordasco, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and co-Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine. “Roughly the same number of athletes between the ages of 5 and 14 suffer from sports related injuries. As the field of sports medicine continues to grow in popularity and importance, the medical community needs the most up-to-date information on how to treat patients.”
“This conference serves as an opportunity for those in the world of sports medicine to learn state-of-the-art techniques and better meet the needs of every sports medicine patient from the foremost practitioners in the nation,” said John T. Cavanaugh, PT, Med, ATC, Clinical Supervisor of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center and co-Activity Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine.
Rehabilitating the Athlete’s Hip – Following the recent injury to New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, Struan Coleman, M.D., attending orthopedic surgeon and member of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, will discuss ways to help athletes get back on the field following hip impingement injuries and hip arthroscopic surgery.
Shoulder Instability in Contact Sports – Co-founder of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in North Carolina and team physician of the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies, Richard Hawkins, M.D., will draw upon his years of experience to discuss treatment options for shoulder injuries in professional sports.
Second Line Cartilage Repair Techniques: Allograft/OATS – Riley Williams, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair at HSS will explain how microfracture procedures can avert osteoarthritis in the long-term for injured athletes. Dr. Williams serves as team physician to Nets Basketball and the New York Red Bulls Soccer Club.
For the full course agenda, please follow this link: http://cmetracker.net/HSS/Files/Brochures/600550.pdf
If you are interested in attending the event, please contact Phyllis Fisher, director of Public Relations at Hospital for Special Surgery at (212) 606-1197, firstname.lastname@example.org.