Fall 2012 Edition

UPMC Sports Medicine eNews

Managing Concussions in Student Athletes: The Safety in Youth Sports Act

A Pennsylvania law passed in July seeks to prevent serious head injuries in student athletes. The Safety in Youth Sports Act creates uniform standards for managing and treating concussions and encourages schools to hold information sessions on head injuries.


Head Injuries in Football: UPMC and Steelers Team up for Concussion Program

This partnership combines the clinical expertise of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program with the football-specific knowledge of the Pittsburgh Steelers to help keep athletes playing at the highest level, while maintaining safety for everyone on the field.


Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act

Pennsylvania recently became the first state in the nation to pass a law protecting student athletes from sudden cardiac arrest. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act aims to reduce fatalities related to cardiac arrest in young athletes, and increase awareness and education.


Hip Pain: Don't Let It Slow You Down

Hip pain is a common complaint for people of all ages and fitness levels. The good news is, doctors can treat many types of hip pain with non-operative approaches or with minimally-invasive hip arthroscopy.


2012 UPMC Sports Medicine Comeback Player of the Year

Congratulations to Jake Wisener, the 2012 UPMC Sports Medicine Comeback Player of the Year. As a four-year member of the varsity wrestling team at Ringgold High School, Jake’s motivation and positive attitude helped him battle through adversity and get back in the game after repeated injury.


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UPMC Sports Medicine:
World Class Care for Sports Related Injuries

Christopher Harner, MD, Medical Director of UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, discusses the experience and expertise of the UPMC Sports Medicine team, and dedication to providing world-class care to athletes and active people.