Paul Saluan, MD
- Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Cleveland Clinic
Adam Lake, MEd, ATC, CSCS
- Certified Athletic Trainer
- Center for Sports Health
- Concussion Management Program
Children ages 5 to 14 account for nearly 40 percent of all sports-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments. When your child breaks an arm or leg, you know the emergency room will assess the injury and help arrange the orthopaedic care needed. But other complications, like a concussion, may be more subtle. As a parent, it’s not always easy to determine when to seek help – or what type of doctor to call. This discussion is sure to touch on these points as well as provide tips on how school aged athletes can help prevent injury and keys to a successful return from injury.
Injuries associated with participation in sports and recreational activities account for 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among children in the United States. Certified Athletic Trainer Adam Lake will discuss the signs and symptoms of concussions, as well what treatment options are available and how long the athlete should remain on the side lines.
Immature bones, insufficient rest after an injury and poor training or conditioning contribute to overuse injuries in many student athletes. In fact, overuse injury, is responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries to middle and high-school students. Dr. Saluan will be providing solutions on how to keep your children safe while participating in the sports they love.
About the Speaker:
Paul M. Saluan, MD, holds joint appointments in the Center for Sports Health and the Center for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery within the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery and in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. He is certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
In addition, Dr. Saluan is the developer and Director of the Orthopaedic Arthroscopy Skills Lab Curriculum. He also acts as a Contributor to a Pediatric Outcomes Instrument being developed to assist in pediatric injury/disease-specific outcomes research. He has won several awards for his working including the Pinnacle Performance Center Award for Clinical Excellence in Sports Medicine.
Adam Lake, MEd, ATC, CSCS, is a Certified Athletic Trainer for Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. He is a nationally certified by the Board of Certification and licensed by the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is actively involved in the concussion management program and several other concussion related research projects.
Please join us as Dr. Paul Saluan and certified athletic trainer Adam Lake answer the questions you need to know about concussions and sports injuries in school-aged athletes.
To make an appointment with Dr. Paul Saluan, or any of the other specialists in the Center for Sports Health or the Center for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, please call 216.444.2606 or toll free at 866.275.7496. You can also visit us online at http://my.clevelandclinic.org/childrens-hospital/specialties-services/departments-centers/orthopaedic.aspx .
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