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Missouri Orthopaedic Institute "Friday Night Lights" Clinic Provides Rapid Care Of Sports Injuries

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Just in time for high school football season, the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute at University of Missouri Health Care is offering a late-night clinic for young athletes with sports injuries.

The Friday Night Lights sports medicine clinic will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. every Friday during football season until Friday, Nov. 18.

Orthopaedic surgeons and staff from the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute will be on hand to treat all types of sports-related injuries. The clinic is located inside the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute at the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and Monk Drive in Columbia.

“The concept is to have sports medicine specialists on hand to evaluate and provide comprehensive care to an athlete with an orthopaedic or soft tissue injury sustained during a game, and to treat walk-in patients the same night the injury happens,” said James Stannard, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the MU School of Medicine and J. Vernon Luck Sr. Distinguished Professor. “We have surgeons who specialize in foot and ankle, hand, hip and knee, pediatrics, spine, sports medicine and trauma care. We are also able to provide radiology, casting and pharmacy services on site. So if a high school player has an injury at a Friday night game, the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute has everything on site in one convenient location.”

“‘Friday Night Lights’ is a football reference, but we welcome any injured athletes, no matter what the sport,” said Bob Schaal, P.T., manager of physical rehabilitation services at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. “We want to provide expert treatment and help young athletes get back in the game.”

The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute at 1100 Virginia Ave. is the newest and largest freestanding orthopaedic hospital in central Missouri. Physicians and staff provide orthopaedic patients with a full range of care – from inpatient orthopaedic surgery to rehabilitation services – in a single location.

University orthopaedic surgeons also provide care to patients at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, an affiliate of University of Missouri Health Care.

For more information about the Friday Night Lights sports medicine clinic, please call (573) 882-BONE.

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