Sports medicine specialists say high school, college athletes need same treatment as pros
Friday, September 30, 2022

By Liz Bonis, WKRC
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CINCINNATI (WKRC) - As football season continues, local sports medicine specialists wants to remind everyone that injured student athletes need the same targeted team treatment as the pros for proper healing.

Specialists at OrthoCincy say they are seeing many of the same injuries in those playing high school and college sports that are often seen in professional athletes.

They treat them with the same mindset players have on the field: work as a team.

"We have subspecialists in almost every field," said Dr. John Fritch.

Sports medicine specialist Dr. Fritch says specialty treatment helps reduce injury aftermath that can lead to lingering complications.

"With football, we are seeing a lot of different sports injuries from minor things, like sprains and bruises, to more major issues, like tears to ligaments and other issues," he said.

They also take a team approach to precise protocols for what the pros also have to manage carefully: concussions.

"Once we get them in, once they get plugged in from their athletic trainers at the time of of their injury, they’ll get evaluated by us, and come up with a treatment plan to get them carefully and gradually and safely back to their sport," said Dr. Fritch.

As a reminder, urgent orthopedic care is now offered at several OrthoCincy offices to address these injuries right away.