In 2007, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) recognized the need to better educate juvenile athletes about injury prevention. Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention, better known as STOP, became the title that the AOSSM Board of Directors chose to introduce its outreach program for “Keeping Kids in the Game for Life.”
STOP now partners with SAFE Kids USA, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. The combined strength of the associations, along with corporate sponsors and other supporters, effectively works to raise awareness and teach good practices for children’s sport injury prevention across the United States.
Parents, trainers, coaches, and kids can find the advice they seek at the comprehensive and easily navigated http://www.StopSportsInjuries.org. It includes a list of sports categories, resources, and more.
Nimish Kadakia, MD, practices orthopaedic medicine through Irvine Orthopaedic Associates located in Irvine, California. Dr. Kadakia specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and trauma/fractures for patients of all ages.