Today on MD-VOD, Dr. John Kennedy is joined by sports medicine and rehab specialist Dr. Ramin Hazany to learn about sports related injuries. Together they examine the cause of sports related injuries, who is at risk, the symptoms, how it’s diagnosed and available medications, treatments and therapies. They further discuss the consequences and the realities of living with sports related injuries, including insurance coverage and related costs.
In the U.S. about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports, leading to more than 3.5 million injuries each year.
All types of sports have a potential for injury, whether from the trauma of contact with other players or from overuse or misuse of a body part.
Dr. Hazany explains why going to a sports medicine specialist versus their family physician is important and the difference between the two specialities; gives tips for parents to help reduce the risk of their children getting hurt or having heat exhaustion; talks about the risks of not stretching before physical activities; explains the symptoms of ACL tears, concussions and spine injuries; and explains treatments, rehabilitation and recovery time for ligament damage.
So join us as we simplify sports related injuries and arm you with the tools and information you need to treat sports related injuries on yourself and those you love.
*****This video contains healthcare information only, not medical advice.*****
Host, Dr. John Kennedy, MD, FACC is the Director of Preventive Cardiology and Wellness, Marina Del Rey Hospital, Marina Del Rey, California. He is on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association and is the Co-Author of The 15 Minute Heart Cure: The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Just Minutes a Day.
Guest expert Dr. Hazany is Physician Specialist of the Ambulatory Care Services of Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center’s Department of Neurorehabilitation. He completed his Medical Doctorate degree from Azad University Medical School in Tehran, Iran and his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Veterans Administration West Los Angeles Medical Center of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He joined the medical staff at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in 2001. In 2005, he was nominated, “International Health Professional of the Year” by The International Biographical Center of Cambridge in England.
Dr. Hazany is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at UCLA. He was nominated for the prestigious “Golden Apple Award” in 1999 for his dedication and excellence in teaching by the students at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, California Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the California Medical Association. He is a Qualified Medical Evaluator and licensed Fluoroscopy X-Ray Supervisor.