More and more, young athletes are focusing on a single sport and training for that sport year-round—a practice that's led to an increase in Overuse Injuries. Left untreated, overuse trauma to young shoulders, elbows, knees and wrists may require surgery have lifelong consequences. For information on preventing and treating Overuse Injuries, visit these sites: orthoinfo.org and stopsportsinjuries.org.
Kids want to be the best and parents and coaches want to help them reach their goals, but today more and more kids are specializing in one sport and training far too hard. Somehow this healthy bit of competition became altogether unhealthy. The injuries caused by this intense training can lead to pediatric trauma and may require surgery to their developing shoulders, knees, elbows and wrists. This can have lifelong effects on not only their game, but their health and quality of life.
Teaming with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the "STOP Sports Injuries" program, this ad depicts a photo of a young athlete with red stitching like that on a baseball superimposed along his elbow to represent sutures, with the headline, "Sometimes, the game they love doesn't love them back." Readers are directed to the websites orthoinfo.org and stopsportsinjuries.org to learn more about helping to protect young athletes from serious sport injuries and keep their growing bones, joints, tendons and muscles healthy.
Year Released: 2012
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