Kentucky orthopedic center launches data-analysis injury prevention program for athletes: 4 notes

Written by Jackie Drees | February 06, 2019 | Print  |

The Orthopaedic Institute at St. Elizabeth in Edgewood, Ky., unveiled its injury prevention program, one of the region's first data-driven records collection of high school athletes' sport injuries.

Four notes:

1. The Orthopaedic Institute at St. Elizabeth is a partnership between Edgewood-based St. Elizabeth Healthcare, St. Elizabeth's Physicians in Erlanger, Ky., and OrthoCincy Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Edgewood.

2. Powered by Epic, the injury prevention program collects data on injuries sustained by high school student athletes, broken down by school, team, sport and gender. This data can then be used to develop programs aimed at stopping similar injuries before they occur.

3. When an injury occurs, athletic trainers input the data in the prevention program. Data is then analyzed at the end of each season.

4. "Our injury prevention program is an example of organizations partnering together to build a healthy community by providing the highest quality of care at the most personalized level for our student athletes," said Adam V. Metzler, MD, orthopedic surgeon at OrthoCincy. "Real, localized data is invaluable to creating programs that work — and that's exactly what we have at our fingertips."

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