Continuing a Perfect Union in 2011
The Philadelphia Union soccer team is well into their second season, and has returned with a vengeance. Also in their second season are the muscle, bone and joint specialists of the Premier/Crozer-Keystone Orthopedics Partnership.
As the official orthopedic provider of the Union, the services that physicians of the Premier/Crozer-Keystone Orthopedics Partnership provide include consultations with the team and on-field care to the Union players. In addition to the Union, the physicians also provide care to 15 local colleges and high schools.
Soccer is a great way to stay fit, improve endurance and enjoy the feeling of playing as a “team.” According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, soccer is a relatively safe activity, with an injury rate of one-fifth to one-half of that in American football. But you can still get hurt. Soccer involves quick start-and-stop motions and physical contact, which can lead to injury.
Some of the most common soccer-related injuries include: ankle sprains and strains; concussion; hamstring pulls, tears or strains; knee cartilage (meniscus) tears; ACL tears; shin splints; pulled or strained calf muscles; and tendonitis. It’s important to bring yourself or your child to see an orthopedic or sports medicine physician if he/she experiences any of these injuries.
As with any sport, a proper warm up is important to an injury-free soccer experience. Before a game, sports medicine physicians recommend stretching and doing a little bit of cardio to get your heart rate up.
Parents and athletes can rest assured that Crozer-Keystone and the physicians of Premier Orthopedics use the latest orthopedic technology to treat soccer and other sports-related injuries, including:
- Minimally invasive knee, hip and shoulder arthroscopic surgery
- Hip resurfacing
- Joint cartilage regeneration procedures
- Custom knee replacement implants engineered specifically for you
- Advanced spinal surgical procedures
- Comprehensive hand and wrist surgical procedures
- Specialized postoperative units for patients recovering from orthopedic surgery
- Full-range of sports medicine services
- Outpatient rehabilitation centers to help restore normal strength, motion and flexibility, and to reduce pain from an injury or musculoskeletal problem
To learn more or request an appointment within 48 hours with a physician of the Premier/Crozer-Keystone Orthopedics Partnership, call 1-877-CK-MOTION (1-877-256-6846) or visit here.