Dr. Lancaster Speaks at 1st Place Sports

Dr. Steven Lancaster, Sports Medicine Specialist at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Baptist Beaches, gave a very informative talk at the 1st Place Sports in Jacksonville Beach on “Knees and Meniscal Tears.” There was a Fun Run prior, along with door prizes, including a brand new Kindle!

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Attention Surfers


Orthopedic surgeons practicing sports medicine on the First Coast have an opportunity to treat a unique set of athletes that our colleagues practicing in places like Kansas and Missouri and Oklahoma would never see. We get to treat the surfer dude!

The demographics of surfing have changed significantly in the last 30 years. There are more and more people paddling out into the water. Furthermore, surfing is no longer just for young kids, as people of all ages are taking up the sport or just continuing the sport that they learned and loved as teenagers. Though the surf in Florida generally seems tame compared to places like “Jaws” in Maui, which at times can be life-threatening, there are still many injuries which can occur while surfing. I have treated injuries involving just about every joint and have treated multiple fractures as well as various ligament injuries and lacerations.

When discussing surfing injuries, one could classify it by body part – such as injuries to the knee, shoulder or hand. Or you could classify it by hurricanes. I see a significant spike in visits to my office after a hurricane has passed by the First Coast, generating a large ground swell. Experienced and inexperienced surfers venture into the water and get hurt. (more…)

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