J. Todd Lawrence, MD, PhD.
Sports Injuries In Youth Sports
Sports-related knee injuries in children and adolescents seem to be increasing at an alarming rate. Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia noted a more than 400 percent increase in these injuries at their institution over the last decade, according to new research presented on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Boston. J. Todd Lawrence, MD, PhD. lead study author comes on the show to discuss the Rise of Knee Injuries in Child and Adolescent Athletes, and what parents and coaches can do to prevent youth sports injuries.
J. Todd Lawrence, MD, PhD is an orthopaedic surgeon at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and an Assistant Processor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lawrence joined the CHOP division of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2010, and is our most recent recruit. He completed his medical and residency training at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania as well. He has subspecialty training in both pediatric and sports medicine having completed fellowships in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at CHOP and in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Duke University. His clinical interests mirror his primary research interest, namely determining the optimal treatment strategies for a number of sports related injuries in children, particularly ACL tears and shoulder instability. He also is interested in residency education and was recently awarded an OMeGA grant to develop a simulator to train residents in the management of pediatric forearm fractures.
Melanie Cole, M.S.
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