Youth Sports Safety: A Georgia Community Huddle

Thursday, August 13, 2020
5 - 7 p.m.
     Coach Safely

Youth sports are coming back, but parents, coaches, administrators and educators are concerned about how our youngest athletes can return to play safely. Emory Sports Medicine and The Georgia CoachSafely Foundation are teaming up to address this issue within the broader context of youth sports safety.

Discussion topics include:

  • Safe return to practice and competition regarding COVID-19
  • Recognition of concussions and other youth sports injuries
  • Optimal youth athlete development and training
  • The CoachSafely concept of injury recognition and prevention and more about the CoachSafely Georgia Foundation's mission

Both Emory Sports Medicine and Georgia CoachSafely are dedicated to keeping children active, healthy and safe through youth sports.

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Why choose Emory's Youth Sports Medicine program?

Young, growing athletes require unique and special attention to recover from sports injuries. That's why the experts with the Youth Sports Medicine Program at Emory Sports Medicine work together to design age-appropriate, individualized treatment plans that help young athletes get back in the game as quickly and safely as possible. We have the only program in the entire region that cares for multiple professional and college teams with the same physicians and experts who care for your young athlete.

Our sports medicine physicians look for the root cause of every sports injury and then develop long-term solutions with our surgeons, athletic trainers and physical therapists, as well as coaches in the community. As a leading academic sports medicine program, we produce innovative research that helps create national recommendations for young athletes and also guides medical, injury prevention and surgical treatment strategies that allow the safest return to play. Our expertise with all ages allows us to care for your young athlete into adulthood.

Emory physicians and athletic trainers serve as the team physicians and trainers for more than 20 metro Atlanta high school and collegiate athletic programs including Georgia Tech and Emory University. We also have nationally recognized sport-specific programs in tennis, soccer, basketball and baseball as well as a high-volume concussion program.

Emory Healthcare is the official healthcare provider of the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Dream, and the Harlem Globetrotters. Every day our experience grows. Every day, we are advancing our knowledge base and methodologies so we can better serve our patients.

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Most Common Conditions Sustained in Youth Sports

When children participate in organized or competitive sports at a young age, they run a greater risk of suffering acute and overuse injuries. It's important to be able to prevent, diagnose and treat these conditions as soon as possible so they don't cause long term health consequences. Visit one of our youth sports medicine physicians immediately if you suspect your young athlete is experiencing any of the following:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Dislocations
  • Cartilage and joint problems
  • Tendonitis
  • Concussions
  • Fractures
  • Growth plate injuries
  • Heat illnesses
  • Nutrition and supplement issues
  • Eating disorders

From medical evaluations, exercise counseling and rehabilitation to innovative surgical treatments, our sports medicine team helps active children and teens get the specialized care they need to bounce back after injury. Look to the Emory Youth Sports Program professionals for help managing the following conditions:

  • General Medicine
    • Concussion
    • Cramping
    • Dehydration
    • Female athlete triad
    • Overtraining
  • Junior/Adolescent Injuries
    • Spine stress fracture
    • Growth plate injuries
  • Shoulder
    • Biceps
    • Growth plate stress injury
    • Instability
    • Labral tears
    • Rotator cuff
  • Elbow
    • Apophysitis
    • Elbow fracture
    • Flexor-pronator mass strains
    • Osteochondral lesions
    • Ulnar collateral ligament
  • Wrist
    • Fractures
    • tendon injury
    • TFCC (cartilage)
  • Spine (back/neck)
    • Bone stress injuries
    • Lumbar disc
    • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Muscle injuries/muscle cramping
    • Calf
    • Groin
    • Hamstring
    • Quadriceps
  • Hip/groin
    • Apophyseal fracture
    • Groin strains
    • Hip impingement
    • Hip labral tears
    • Osteitis pubis
    • Sports hernia
  • Knee
    • ACL tears
    • Ligament injuries
    • Osgood-Schlatter
    • Osteochondral injuries
    • Patellar dislocation
    • Patellofemoral pain
    • Patellar tendon
  • Leg
    • Calf strains
    • Exertional leg pain
    • Shin splints
    • Stress fractures
  • Foot/ankle
    • Accessory navicular
    • Achilles tendon
    • Ankle fracture
    • Bone stress injuries
    • Sever's disease
    • Ankle sprain

Find a Location Near You

Call 404-778-3350 to schedule an appointment with a youth sports medicine physician today at one of these convenient locations:

Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Center - Atlanta
59 Executive Park Drive South
Atlanta, GA 30329

Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Center - Dunwoody
4555 North Shallowford Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Center - Johns Creek
6335 Hospital Parkway
Suite 302
Johns Creek, GA 30097

Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Center - Smyrna
3903 S Cobb Drive, SE
Suite 275
Smyrna, GA 30080

Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Center - Spivey Station
7813 Spivey Station Boulevard
Suite 200
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Center - Stonecrest
8225 Mall Pkwy
Lithonia, GA 30038

Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Center - Tucker
1459 Montreal Rd East
Suite 305
Tucker, GA 30084

How Can We Help You Today?

Need help? We will be delighted to assist you today, so please call us at 404-778-3350. We look forward to hearing from you.