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Common Sports Injuries in Young Athletes

Summary: ER doctors treat over one million sports injuries a year in young athletes. Learn how to best protect your child.
Air Date: 9/13/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Dr. Kevin Waninger, MD
Dr. Kevin Waninger is the director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, PA. He is also on the teaching faculty of St Luke’s Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine Residency Programs. Dr. Waninger is board certified in both Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.
Common Sports Injuries in Young Athletes
If you have a child that plays sports, they undoubtedly have had some sort of injury - even if mild.

Emergency room physicians treat over one million sports-related injuries a year in young athletes.

Sports Medicine expert, Dr. Kevin Waninger, joins Dr. Leigh to discuss some of the most common injuries in young athletes, including concussions, broken bones, serious cuts and more.

Learn how your child can help prevent some of these injuries and how to best treat them when they occur.
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