Steps to Take for Minor Injuries [Video]
Ask the Expert: Sports Medicine Video Series
About the video: What should I do after my child has a minor injury?
Minor injuries are all too common in active families. Listen to Summit Orthopedics’ sports and active medicine experts share the insights they’ve gained in their years caring for athletes. Featuring sports medicine specialists Jack Skendzel, M.D., and Eric Khetia, M.D.
Meet Jack Skendzel, M.D.
Dr. Skendzel’s approach: “An active lifestyle requires superior physical function, and I understand that my patients have exceptionally high standards for their performance and joint health. My goal is to return patients to optimal function so that they can continue to perform and master their personal athletic goals.”
Dr. Skendzel’s education: Dr. Skendzel attended the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana for his undergraduate degree, and he went on to complete medical school at Georgetown University. His residency took place at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and he later completed advanced fellowship training at The Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado.
Meet Eric Khetia, M.D.
Dr. Khetia’s approach: “My goal is to lead an active, healthy life and to allow my patients to do the same. Restoring them to pre-injury levels of functioning and allowing them to pursue the activities they enjoy inspires me.”
Dr. Khetia’s education: Dr. Khetia completed his undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri. For his residency, he participated in the Orthopedic Surgery program at the University of Kansas in Wichita, Kansas. He then went on to complete an Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise
From Olympians to pro athletes to kids in youth sports and those that just want to be more active—Summit Orthopedics delivers expert care by fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to being active.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
More resources for you
- Watch the video: Heat or Ice for Sports Injuries
- Ask Dr. Skendzel: How Are Kneecap Injuries Evaluated?
- From our YMCA Community Partnership Video Series: Injury Prevention in Youth Sports
- Tips To Prevent Children’s Sports Injuries
“An active lifestyle requires superior physical function, and I understand that my patients have exceptionally high standards for their performance and joint health. My goal is to return patients to optimal function so that they can continue to perform and master their personal athletic goals.”
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