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Published on February 26, 2015

Waccamaw Orthopaedics and Spine to hold free sports injury clinics

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Is it a lump, bump or bruise, or does it need more specialized attention?

It’s a question that parents often face when their student athlete takes a hit or falls on the court or the playing field. To alleviate fears or to get a student athlete into treatment if needed, Waccamaw Orthopaedics and Spine is offering three free sports injury screenings for teens and children 8 years and older this spring.

The clinics will be held from 8 – 10 a.m. on three Saturdays in March, April and May. On March 14 and May 16, the clinics will be held at Georgetown NextStep Rehabilitation Services, 219 Church St. On April 18, the clinic will be at Waccamaw Orthopaedics and Spine, located at 4040 Highway 17 Bypass, Suite 101, in Murrells Inlet.

Dr. William Greer, a board-certified orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon, Dr. Gavin Vaughn, a board-certified sports medicine physician, and Shantae Siefert, a certified physician assistant, will staff the free clinics, which are open to all middle and high school student athletes, as well as recreational and travel league participants 8 years and older.

Dr. Greer said convenience and timing were key factors when determining the clinic hours. “We understand the fear that a parent can have after a child falls or gets hit in a game. In setting these times and dates, our goal is to make these clinics as convenient as possible for parents and kids so they can get a quick diagnosis, treatment if necessary, and have a safe return to the field, the court, or whatever they want to do.”  

For more information, call 843.652.8160.

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