Preventing and Treating Injuries in Student Athletes

Dr. Matthew GavinLeesburg, VA – (May 14, 2013) – As part of its free “Ask the Expert” lecture series, Inova Loudoun Hospital will host “Preventing and Treating Injuries in Student Athletes” on Tuesday, May 28 at 6 p.m.

If your child plays sports, whether an organized youth or competitive athletic program, you know injuries are always a risk. In fact, high school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations annually. Learn about what can be done to reduce those risks and the best course of action if an injury occurs.

Join Dr. Matthew Gavin, an orthopedic surgeon, for an overview for parents, coaches and athletic trainers on how you can help prevent sports injuries in young athletes and treatment options available.

The lecture will be at Broadlands Community Center, 43004 Waxpool Road, Broadlands. Participation is free, but registration is requested. Register online at inova.org/asktheexpert or call 855-MY-INOVA (694-6682).

Media contact: Reneé Brohard, APR, 540-454-3493

Inova Loudoun Hospital, serving Loudoun County for over 100 years, is part of Inova, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Visit us on the web at www.inova.org/ilh.

About Inova
Inova is a not-for-profit health care system located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, serving over two million people with over 1,700 licensed beds based in Northern Virginia. Inova consists of five hospitals including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care unit. Inova encompasses many health services including the nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital. Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. More information and statistics about Inova is at www.inova.org.