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Athletic training students Top (R to L): Drew Hardin ('17) and Sidney Bruner ('18) Bottom (R to L): Kandice Williams ('16), Ali Maddox ('15), Michaela Smith (NKU '17), and Cami Hemmelgarn ('19)

Sports Medicine Shadow Program Kicks Off First Year

Posted on: August 22, 2016
Tags: Sports medicine

Mercy Health and Wellington Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are proud to provide a shadow program for Turpin High School students to learn about sports medicine and athletic training. This year, four students were accepted to the program to learn about and

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Concussion Specialist Keep Young Athletes Safe

Posted on: August 11, 2016
Tags: Sports medicine

A bump, blow or jolt to the head – whether from a fall, accident or sporting event – is an injury that can have serious consequences. Even a mild bump, if not properly treated, can alter the way your brain works. Repeated concussions can be

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Hip pain in athletes — femoroacetabular what?

Posted on: August 11, 2016
Tags: Sports medicine

Dr. Sanjeev Bhatia is an orthopaedic specialist with Mercy Health. He treats a variety of sports medicine injuries and has office hours in Blue Ash and Montgomery and has written this piece on hip pain: The hip is a ball and socket joint that allows for

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The Fall Sports Season Begins Now

Posted on: August 11, 2016
Tags: Sports medicine

Summer vacation is upon us; time to relax, sleep-in, go on vacation, and, yes, begin training for fall sports! Here is som great advice from Dr. Amelia Wiggins, an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Mercy Health who treats a variety of

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Keeping Female Athletes in the Game

Posted on: August 11, 2016
Tags: Sports medicine

Female athletes who participate in jumping and pivoting sports are 2 to 10 times more likely to sustain a knee ligament injury, such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, than male athletes participating in the same sports.   To keep women and

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