Sports Medicine is a team event just like many sports that we cover. This week is National EMS Week and it is important that we recognize the men and women manning the ambulance at our sporting events. I know that on a football game night I can expect to have Monroe County EMS sitting just outside the gate in case of emergency. This is important for the safety and wellbeing of all of the student-athletes on the field. Thank you for being there!#AT4ALL #EAP #SportsEmergency

Why Just Football?

October 20, 2013

On this blog, I’ve made it a habit to talk about other sports. I love football and many of you I’m sure are aware of that! But football is always in the spotlight and when it comes to injuries, there’s no getting out of the spotlight for the game of football. But football is not the only sport for which there is serious risk of serious injury. Why, then is there so much emphasis on safety in football and not other sports? Read the rest of this entry »

Tonight everybody is talking about Kevin Ware from the Louisville Cardinals after a gruesome injury ended his season tonight on national television. If you missed it, you can easily find pictures and videos online if you so desire. He suffered a compound fracture of both his tibia and fibula which required surgery to repair. But it is important to highlight the care he received immediately following the injury and recognize the importance of the Sports Medicine Team and the Emergency Action Plan that was put into action. Read the rest of this entry »

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