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Published on August 22, 2013

Waccamaw Orthopaedics to offer free clinic for student athletes 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Georgetown, S.C. --Is it a lump, bump or bruise, or does it need more specialized attention?

It’s a question that parents of student athletes often face after their child takes a hit or falls on the field or the court.

To alleviate parents’ fears or to get an athlete into treatment, Waccamaw Orthopaedics has partnered with area schools to sponsor a free Sports Medicine Injury Clinic every Saturday beginning Saturday, Aug. 31.

The clinic, which will take place at Waccamaw Orthopaedics, will be staffed by orthopedist and sports medicine physician Dr. William Greer from 9 – 11 a.m.

Greer will provide free injury screenings for student athletes 12 and up to determine if they need additional treatment and make recommendations on when an athlete can return to play.

 “Injuries are a parent’s biggest nightmare when a child is playing sports,” Greer says. “Often parents don’t know when to take a child for treatment or if the issue will resolve itself. At these clinics, trained medical personnel will be able to assess an individual and either provide immediate treatment for acute-sports-related injuries or give parents peace of mind.” 

Waccamaw Orthopaedics is offering the service to student athletes from high schools in Georgetown and Horry counties. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Waccamaw Orthopaedics is located at 4040 Highway 17 Bypass in Waccamaw Medical Park –West next to Waccamaw Community Hospital.

For more information, contact 843-652-8160 or visit  

http://www.georgetownphysicianservices.com/

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