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ONS Program focuses on prevention of injuries in youth athletes

By ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education

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Dr. Tim Greene
GREENWICH, CT - On playing field and gyms in Greenwich as in communities across the country, increasingly young athletes are getting injured. Many of these injuries are caused by an acute event, and the rest are the result of overuse. In either case, most injuries are preventable. The reality is that a significant number of kids may suffer lifelong consequences from their injuries.

On Tuesday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m., orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Tim Greene and neurosurgeon Dr. Scott Simon will present The “Impact” of Sports, a program on general sports injury prevention and concussion prevention and management in high school and college athletics at the Bruce Museum located at 1 Museum Drive.

The program, which is designed for students as well as parents and coaches, will reveal the reasons that sports injuries are on the rise in youth athletes and what can be done to prevent kids from getting injuries that may have a lifelong impact.

An informal Q and A period will follow the presentations. Admission is free, but advance reservations are recommended. To register, call the Bruce Museum at (203) 869-0376.

Dr. Scott Simon
Scott Simon, MD regularly speaks to school and community groups about the dangers of concussion and is affiliated with ThinkFirst, a national organization committed to public education and injury prevention of head and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Simon specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders including operative and non-operative treatment of scoliosis. He graduated from medical school at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency at The University of Pennsylvania Department of Neurosurgery and his fellowship training in spine surgery and scoliosis at The Schriners Hospital for Children, in Philadelphia.

Tim Greene, MD is fellowship trained in sports medicine and hip arthroscopy. He graduated Princeton University and earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia. He performed a residency in orthopedics at Emory University and served as associate team physician to the athletic teams at Georgia Tech. Dr. Greene completed fellowship training at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado under the direction of Dr. Marc Philippon. Where he served as associate team physician for the U.S. Ski Team.

The ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education provides expertise and guidelines for sports-related injury prevention for athletes, coaches as well as the aging population. The Foundation is located at 6 Greenwich Office Park, 10 Valley Drive, Greenwich, CT. For further information about the ONS Foundation, visit www.ons-foundation.org or call (203) 869-3131.

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