Published: June 8, 2010
Updated: June 8, 2010
The Duke Medical Minute allows Duke specialists to give a brief snapshot into health offerings at Duke.
In this episode, William Garrett, MD, speaks about the special soccer expertise offered by specialists in Duke Sports Medicine.
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Announcer: We’re talking with Dr. William Garrett, professor of Duke Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke Sports Medicine.
Soccer injuries can range all over the place and Duke Sports Medicine has a lot of experience, not only in the community, but working with Team USA Soccer, do they not?
Garrett: We have quite an involvement. My job has included being a team physician for a number of years and going to at least five World Cups.
John Lonis, a physician’s assistant, has often traveled as the medical coverage for teams in very nice places in the world. We’ve got Allison Toff here who takes care of the Duke women’s team, has a long-time interest in soccer.
And a number of physical therapists have played, coached, and have primarily clinical interest in dealing with soccer injuries now.
In addition, we’ve got a laboratory set up that we often have hired soccer players who have graduated from the university who want to do research projects in why people get injured. We’ve got a number of studies coming out in the future on that.