James R. Andrews, MD, is a founding partner and medical director of the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla. He also is a co-founder of the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala. His blog adds perspective and commentary on current sport medicine initiatives and other related orthopedic news.

BLOG: Team physicians in the NFL face numerous challenges

February 9, 2017

There are certainly unique challenges associated with being a team physician in the National Football League. A team physician must be able to deal with not only…

BLOG: Team physicians for professional athletes have specific challenges

October 13, 2016

There are many specific and unique challenges facing a team physician who takes care of professional athletes. One of the major challenges is making return-to-play…

BLOG: Team physicians for college athletes have unique challenges

July 1, 2016

Orthopedic sports medicine can be defined as “the care of the muscles, bones and joints of athletically active individuals.” The sports medicine physician…

BLOG: Prevent injuries in wrestlers, but still maintain a competitive edge

January 6, 2016

Wrestling is one of the most ancient sports and one of the most popular sports worldwide with its different varieties, such as Greco-Roman and freestyle…

BLOG: Injuries in youth basketball players can be prevented with proper training

November 20, 2015

Basketball has been a favorite sport ever since James Naismith first nailed a peach basket to the wall of the YMCA in Springfield, Mass. in 1891. It is popular among…

BLOG: Youth football injuries can be prevented, minimized with some precaution

October 13, 2015

Football is one of the most popular sports played by young athletes in the United States. It also leads all other sports in the number of yearly injuries. In 2007, more…

BLOG: Know the injury patterns, risk factors for young baseball players

September 16, 2015

Baseball is our American pastime and it has always been expected to be a safe and healthy sport. However since 2000, there has been a five- to seven-fold increase in…

BLOG: Pitch Smart is a comprehensive resource for safe pitching practices

August 18, 2015

We are all looking for a solution to the escalation of youth baseball injuries, which is near epidemic proportions. The Pitch Smart program is a product of Major League…

BLOG: Time is right to make a major impact on the prevention of youth sports injuries

June 30, 2015

My first Healio.com/Orthopedics blog is to introduce and describe the STOP Sports Injuries program. Under the direction and leadership of the American Orthopaedic…