surgery

Considering Surgery? – You should read this first! Before a recommendation for surgery is made, a trial of non-operative treatment is usually appropriate. Non-operative treatment may include activity modification, braces, orthotics, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment and or injections depending on the condition for which you are being treated. Right before you decide on surgery, you…

trampoline injuries

Trampoline Injuries: The hidden danger in our backyards Trampolines are simply danger waiting to happen. That’s why owners are, in some states, required to keep trampolines behind locked gates. Nearly 80,000 children ages fourteen and under were treated in hospital emergency rooms for trampoline-related injuries in 2008. Instruction is needed to jump safely along with spotters…

NFL donation

NFL Donation by L.A. Chargers and L.A. Rams makes huge impact for local schools “This donation will make a huge impact to provide full-time and part-time certified athletic trainers to underserved high schools in the Los Angeles region.” – Dr. Keith Feder, Founder of West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation and Medical Director of our West…

young soccer player

The Biggest Risks for Kids Playing Sports Let’s just look at the reality of the world of sports for kids. This is what we know: · Children have less coordination, slower reaction times, immature muscularity, immature nervous systems, less motor skill, and are not as accurate as adults. By this I mean, children do not…

football

A Concussion Is a Brain Injury By Carol Frey MD Like the crazy cartoon characters who flop around in a daze with words like $%&@# in thought bubbles, kids can get conked on the head and can become disoriented during play or sports activities. You may have even heard a concussion described as “he got…

older athlete

How older athletes stay in the game – and keep winning! Have you noticed it too? – Professional athletes are still very successful at their sport in later years. New England’s Quarterback Tom Brady is a good example. He is 41 and still going strong US Women’s National Soccer Team star Carli Lloyd won the…

comments from patients

Patients are our most precious cargo at The West Coast Center for Orthopedic Surgery And Sports Medicine. We work hard for you. Every day we want to make sure our patients go home happy and healed. Most certainly does it feel good to receive great reviews from all of our patients. We are not only…

Baseball: Why Little League rules make so much sense. Baseball and Softball injuries sent over 100,000 children ages five to fourteen treated to hospital emergency rooms for baseball-related injuries in one year. Baseball also has the highest fatality rate among sports for kids ages five to fourteen (Lawson et al., 2009). Three to four children…

orthopedic surgery can help

Orthopedic Surgery – Why is it a good option? Orthopedic Surgery (also spelled Orthopaedic) might be the best option for long-lasting pain and injury relief and repair. Back pain, sports injuries, arthritic hips and knees, and stiff neck muscles are just a few of the musculoskeletal conditions that have an enormous impact on Americans and…

sports injuries are very common

Sports Injuries are part of playing sports in high school and college In general, the most common sports injuries in kids are sprains and strains, although more serious sports injuries can occur—even, sadly, death. But we are seeing an increase in the number of immature athletes with overuse injuries. It makes sense that if more…

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