As Arizona high school basketball heats up and training for the upcoming baseball season begins, Dr. Shelden Martin, an orthopedic surgeon with one of the Valley’s leading orthopedic practices, OrthoArizona – Arizona Orthopaedic Associates, has announced Saturday clinic hours for February 15 and March 8 in an effort to help Valley athletes who experience sports injuries on the weekend.
According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 2 million injuries occur among high school athletes every year. In order to help people avoid high emergency room bills on the weekend, Dr. Martin, who is fellowship trained in sports medicine and shoulder/elbow surgery, will perform physician duties on those who find themselves in an orthopedic emergency on specific Saturdays.
The Phoenix orthopedic surgeon’s office is conveniently located on the southeast corner of Loop 101 and Warner Road at 2905 W. Warner Road, Suite 23 in Chandler, AZ 85224. To schedule an appointment, please call (480) 685-2850.
“The most common cause of injury-related ER visits by children are due to sports activities,” Dr. Martin said. “With football season slowing down, basketball heating up and baseball season around the corner, sports-related injuries are more likely to occur, especially during the weekends when athletes attend tournaments with multiple games played back-to-back. That’s why I have added Saturday clinic hours.”