In some ways the orthopaedic center closest to campus became your son’s third home.

His first home, of course, while he was away for college was his dorm. With a space equivalent in size to deck off your kitchen, that dorm room has served him well for the first three year’s in college. His second home was the baseball diamond, a space bigger than any of the other places he was on campus. For his part, however, he was basically only in charge of the dirt and grass areas that were between second and third base. And while his role as shortstop on the team sometimes took him closer to home plate, this second to third space was one where he felt very comfortable.
His third home, the orthopaedic center near campus, has also served a significant role in his life. In fact, without the orthopaedic doctors and the physical therapy center, it is likely that neither of the first two homes would have been as enjoyable. The dorm was really too small for the kind of life your son had been used to living, but that never stopped him from inviting his teammates into his space. With would fill the futon, cover the floor, and sit on the windowsill if they had to, just in an effort to watch movies together, and sometimes even get some studying in. His life on campus revolves around his teammates.

The baseball diamond would not have been the same either were it not for the orthopaedic center and its staff. No Division III athlete makes it through three seasons unscathed, and the orthopaedic clinic kept your son healthy enough to keep playing. With one off season surgery, the clinic played an essential role in making sure that your son was playing on the diamond with his team and not just sitting in the dugout.

Athletes and Non Athletes Alike Benefit from Orthopaedic Center Services

In a time when much of the conversation about healthcare costs and planning for the future centers on the aging of the countries population, it is important to remember that orthopaedic surgeons also work with athletes. It is true that by the year 2060 the number of Americans ages 65 and older will reach 98 million. And it is true that this will be a number that is double that of the 46 million in 2016. The reality, however, is that the aging population are not the only ones who rely on these services and doctors. Athletes across the country, in fact, are working in rehabilitation centers along side elderly patients who are twice, and sometimes thrice, their age.

Your athletes and older adults both dictate the current and future of this vast medical field that seeks to get patients of all age back to the lifestyle that they wish to have.

As the U.S. population ages, one in seven Americans now has an orthopedic impairment. In addition to these aging adults, however, there are also millions of young athletes who depend on the services of these health providers.