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Flyers and Rothman Institute at Jefferson Launch Youth Hockey Initiative

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers and Rothman Institute at Jefferson announced today a joint youth hockey injury prevention initiative. The program, Keeping You In the Game, will bring Rothman’s renowned doctors directly into youth hockey rinks across the Greater Philadelphia Region to educate young players and their parents on injury prevention and concussion education.

Keeping You In the Game is free of charge to participating youth hockey leagues and will provide parents, coaches, and athletes with educational injury prevention presentations catered specifically to hockey players. The program brings expert physicians from Rothman Institute at Jefferson to Philadelphia’s rinks, where they can have face-to-face conversations with hockey personnel and parents regarding keeping the athletes ‘in the game’ and preserving their long-term health.

“We are pleased to participate in this much needed program,” said Peter DeLuca, Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Flyers and Sports Medicine Surgeon for Rothman Institute. “We have always been dedicated to our young athletes. This program will put us right there in the facilities to teach coaches and parents what to look for when their athlete is injured and how to treat it accordingly.”

Youth hockey leagues interested in participating in Keeping You In the Game and meeting with a Rothman doctor in their area can register online at PhiladelphiaFlyers.com/KeepingYouInTheGame.

About Rothman Institute

Rothman Institute is a private orthopaedic practice dedicated to providing communities with high-quality, compassionate, and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidence-based medicine, the results of which will exceed expectations. Rothman Institute orthopaedists treat patients at over 20 locations in the Philadelphia-region, including orthopaedic urgent care clinics in Marlton, NJ and Limerick, PA.

With experts in orthopaedic sub-specialties including spine, hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopaedic oncology and trauma, Rothman Institute is internationally recognized for excellence in clinical treatment methods, research, education and technology.

Consistently recognized as national and regional “Top Docs,” Rothman Institute is proud to be the first practice serving as official team physicians for all four of the major professional sports teams in one city, the Philadelphia Flyers, Eagles, Phillies, and 76ers, as well as several college and high school teams.

For more information about Rothman Institute please call 1-800-321-9999 or visit www.RothmanInstitute.com.

About Jefferson

Newly formed organization, Jefferson, encompasses Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, representing our academic and clinical entities. Together, the people of Jefferson, 19,000 strong, provide the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educate the health professionals of tomorrow, and discover new treatments and therapies that will define the future of health care.

Jefferson Health comprises five hospitals, 16 outpatient and urgent care locations, as well as physician practices and everywhere we deliver care throughout the city and suburbs across Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks Counties in Pa., and Camden County in New Jersey. Together, these facilities serve nearly 73,000 inpatients, 239,000 emergency patients and 1.7 million outpatient visits annually. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is the largest freestanding academic medical center in Philadelphia. Abington Hospital is the largest community teaching hospital in Montgomery or Bucks counties. Other hospitals include Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in Center City Philadelphia; Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia; and Abington-Lansdale Hospital in Hatfield Township.

Thomas Jefferson University enrolls more than 3,800 future physicians, scientists, nurses and healthcare professionals in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC), Jefferson Colleges of Biomedical Sciences, Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, Population Health and is home of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.

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