Gender Differences in Sports Injuries: Do Risks for Women Outweigh the Benefits?

Seminar Presented by the Greenwich Hospital Women’s Health Initiative to highlight women’s sports injuries.

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Sports medicine specialist Dr. Katie Vadasdi competing in a 2010 Ironman competition.

Why are women more at risk for injuries than men when engaged in running, skiing, swimming and soccer among other sports?

Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) March 23, 2013

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 12-1:30 PM, Katie Vadasdi, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist from ONS (Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists) on Valley Drive will be the featured speaker at a Greenwich Hospital Women’s Health Initiative lunchtime event on gender differences in sports injuries. The talk will take place in the Noble Conference Center at Greenwich Hospital at 5 Perryridge Road.

Why are women more at risk for some injuries than men when engaged in running, skiing, swimming and soccer among other sports? Dr. Vadasdi will share her unique, firsthand perspective as an athlete and a physician who treats amateur, student and professional athletes on a daily basis. She’ll address concerns such as how differences in anatomy, physiology and training habits may contribute to the tendency for women to suffer more stress fractures and ACL tears than men and the role of factors such as age and hormonal changes may play in injury. She'll offer practical tips for keeping women athletically active and healthy at any age. To register for the talk, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253, or register online at http://www.greenwichhospital.org. A box lunch is available for $10 person.

Dr. Vadasdi is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned her medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School. She performed a residency in orthopedics at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York and completed fellowship training in shoulder, elbow and sports medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Orthopedics.


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