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Pediatric Sports Injuries and Concussions
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Richard Figler, MD

  • Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic

Paul Saluan, MD

  • Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic

Athletes live to play. But every time an athlete suits-up and steps onto the playing field or court, they run the risk of suffering an injury or concussion. Prompt and proper treatment can decrease time missed from the sport. It’s important to help everyone from the athlete to the coach by making injury prevention and concussion awareness part of your pre-game checklist. Get your questions answered by our Sports Health and Concussion specialists.

Injuries occur in all sports, from ankle sprains and ACL tears to overuse injuries and concussions. The most important component to preventing these types of injuries is education. It is crucial to know the signs and symptoms of a sports injury or concussion, but equally important, is to know what to do after your athlete has suffered an injury.

Richard Figler, MD, is a staff physician in the Center for Sports Health within the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute and the Concussion Center at Cleveland Clinic. He specializes in sports medicine, sports concussions, acute and chronic sports related injuries, pediatric and adolescent sports-related injuries, medical problems in athletes. He is also Team Physician for Solon High School and John Carroll University. Dr. Figler is board-certified in family medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.

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 is the Director for Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine and the Director of Sports Health Community Affairs. He specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and 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.

To make an appointment with Dr. Figler or Dr. Saluan or any of the other specialists in our Center for Sports Health at Cleveland Clinic, please call 877.440.TEAM (8326). You can also visit us online at clevelandclinic.org/sportshealth

To make an appointment with Dr. Figler or any of our other specialists in our Concussion Center at Cleveland Clinic, please call 877.440.TEAM(8326). You can also visit us online at clevelandclinic.org/concussion.

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