<P>tulane.edu/som TULANE | MEDICINE FALL 2013 15 physician for Auburn University, University of Alabama and the Washington Redskins. Yet Andrews still manages to train fellows and conduct state-of-the-art research at both of his centers. Ive learned so much about the practice of sports medicine by being around young fellows. It helps you have an open mind and allows you to be continually challenged, Andrews says. I dont know how I would have done what I have without the stimulation from bright orthopaedic fellows and residents. My goal is to make them better than I even thought about being. TACKLING THE NEXT WAVE OF SPORTS INJURIES In 2000 Andrews started noticing that instead of seeing adult athletes, he was being inundated with young patients. Athletes as young as 13 were coming in with what he refers to as adult sports injuries. The number of Tommy John surgeries (a surgery to repair the ulnar-collateral ligament) on patients 18 years and younger jumped from several per year to several dozen. His team at the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) started tracking the rise in youth sports injuries and realized that what they were seeing was quickly becoming an epidemic. They discovered a seven-fold increase in the number of injuries among young athletes since 2000, with two million high school athletes hospitalized each year with sports injuries. Further research showed that about 60 percent of youth injuries were related to overuse and 40 percent to trauma. Those startling discoveries prompted Andrews to write the book, Any Given Monday: Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them for Athletes, Parents and Coaches—Based on My Life in Sports Medicine, to help prevent injury in sports most vulnerable population: young athletes. The title Any Given Monday refers to Andrews Monday- morning clinic, which is usually comprised of a variety of athletes from professionals to high school students who arrive for examinations following their weekend matchups. Andrews says that overuse injuries are entirely preventable. His team sees the two biggest problems with overuse as specialization, when young athletes play one sport year-round, and professionalism, when students train like professional athletes before their bodies are ready for that strain. Young athletes are more susceptible to injuries because of their growth status. Weak ligaments and growing musculoskeletal systems, along with poor coordination, make them highly vulnerable to injury. In Any Given Monday, Andrews gives guidelines on the prevention of injuries for 29 youth sports. He says that parents and grandparents are especially important to prevention. If we can emphasize prevention methods, maybe we can make a dent in the amount of injuries. Thats really the purpose of this book, Andrews says. Parents are keenly unaware of the risk factors associated with their kids playing youth sports. FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE Andrews started the Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention (STOP) program to address prevention and overuse in young athletes. Proceeds from Any Given Monday go to STOP to aid in awareness campaigns and prevention research. Andrews warns that STOP is not meant to keep kids from playing sports. He says in fact that sports are very important to our society and have many bene?ts for children. The motto of the organization is to keep kids out of the operating room and on the playing ?eld. The ultimate goal of the organization is to help change laws that will aid in prevention. As a result of the program, Little League adopted Andrews recommendations to impose pitch counts on all of its participants. Although prevention has become a recent focus, Andrews is still as passionate about sports medicine as he was 40 years ago. He is excited about the future of the ?eld and looks forward to new developments in stem cell therapy, gene therapy and tissue engineering. The future of sports medicine is similar to 1969 when man ?rst walked on the moon. Its unpredictable, Andrews says. I think sports medicine has that same unbelievable future. Its going to have a big impact. Andrews shows no signs of slowing down, and he cant wait to see what happens next. CURRENT STORY Any Given Monday: Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them for Athletes, Parents and Coaches—Based on My Life in Sports Medicine FUTURE FOCUS The Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention (STOP) program addresses prevention and overuse in young athletes. www.stopsportsinjuries.org PAST PATIENTS Troy Aikman Charles Barkley Drew Brees Roger Clemens Brett Favre Bo Jackson Michael Jordan The Manning brothers Jack Nicklaus Terrell Owens Emmitt Smith Kerri Strug </p> <UL><LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/1/1/">Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/2/2/">Inside-Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/3/3/">Page-3</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/4/4/">Page-4</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/5/5/">Page-5</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/6/6/">Page-6</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/7/7/">Page-7</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/8/8/">Page-8</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/9/9/">Page-9</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/10/10/">Page-10</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/11/11/">Page-11</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/12/12/">Page-12</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/13/13/">Page-13</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/14/14/">Page-14</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/15/15/">Page-15</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/16/16/">Page-16</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/17/17/">Page-17</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/18/18/">Page-18</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/19/19/">Page-19</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/20/20/">Page-20</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/21/21/">Page-21</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/22/22/">Page-22</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/23/23/">Page-23</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/24/24/">Page-24</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/25/25/">Page-25</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/26/26/">Page-26</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/27/27/">Page-27</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/28/28/">Page-28</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/29/29/">Page-29</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/30/30/">Page-30</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/31/31/">Page-31</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/297/wqtaigylu/32/32/">Back-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publications/297/x/sitemap.xml" target="_blank">site map</a></LI> </UL>

 

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