Sports Injury Prevention – What You Need to Know to Keep Your Active Kids Safe and Healthy

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Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach
Farhad John Hajaliloo, MD
Featured speaker:

Farhad John Hajaliloo, MD

Department Chair, MemorialCare Orthopedic Institute at Long Beach Medical Center
  • Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic / Orthopedic Surgery - Pediatric

Dr. John Hajaliloo is an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in kids sports injuries and sees both adults and kids at Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. He was the chairman of orthopedic surgery at Long Beach Medical Center and did his fellowship training at Harvard. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California and did his residency at Tufts University in Boston followed by his fellowship at Children's Hospital, Boston. He also is the proud father of twin boys both of which are involved in sports.

Podcast Summary

More than 30 million children and adolescents participate in organized sports in the United States each year. Participation in sports offers tremendous social, emotional and physical benefits for children, but it also has a downside: the risk of sports-related injuries. 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. Knowing how to help your child can make a difference in keeping your active kid healthy.