Keeping Your Kids Safe, What You Need to Know About Sports Injuries and Prevention

Service: Topics: Organization:
Miller Children`s & Women`s Hospital Long Beach
Featured speaker:

Kenneth Y. Huh, MD

Specialties:
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Kenneth Huh, M.D., is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Miller Childrens Hospital Long Beach with a focus in sports medicine, trauma, hip reconstruction and foot deformities.

He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Huh completed his general orthopedic surgery internship and residency at the University of Southern California.

He later traveled to Auckland, New Zealand to complete his fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Starship Childrens Hospital. During his time at Starship Childrens Hospital, he presented on numerous orthopedic matters, including Congenital Scoliosis, Cerebral Palsy and Calcaneal Gait.

Dr. Huh also completed a second fellowship in sports medicine with the Sports Orthopedics and Rehab (SOAR) Medical Group after co-authoring various publications for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics.

His clinical interest is primarily in pediatric sports medicine and he is currently the head physician for two local high school sports teams.

Podcast Summary

More than 38 million children and adolescents participate in organized sports in the United States each year. Although sports participation provides numerous physical and social benefits, it also has a downside: the risk of sports-related injuries.

In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 2.6 million children 0 - 19 years old are treated in the emergency department each year for sports and recreation-related injuries. These injuries are by far the most common cause of musculoskeletal injuries in children treated in emergency departments.

They also are the single most common cause of injury-related primary care office visits.

Dr. Kenneth Huh shares the most common types of sports injury, the factors and symptoms that contribute and prevention tips for athletes and their parents.