Many of the joys as a pediatric and sports medicine specialist surround working with great young people and talented colleagues. What is even more inspiring is when a former patient becomes a colleague. I had the pleasure of Alana Mouery Ryan, once a Cal State Fullerton gymnast and...

Players, coaches and families take notice: after further video review, two common movements put athletes at high risk for soccer Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries. Articles in the April 2015 British Journal of Sports Medicine (males only) and May/June 2015 Sports Health (males/females) reviewed videos of soccer ACL injuries. Both confirmed that landing...

Click here to listen to Dr. Koutures discuss high school football safety on the August 3rd High School Football America Radio Show (My interview starts at 31:45) [embed]http://highschoolfootballamerica.com/high-school-football-america-radio-show-august-3-2017/[/embed] Always a blast to catch up with Jeff Fisher who has an amazing passion for high school football and especially high school football...

Boarders, bikers, and other extreme sport athletes require dedicated skills to provide thrills and prevent extreme sport injuries from spills. Some of those most extreme sport injury prevention skills include appropriate protective equipment, knowing the course, and respecting limits. [caption id="attachment_15838" align="aligncenter" width="404"] Action from the BMX Bowl at...

As a member of the US Figure Skating Medical Network, been learning how to help skin and skating boots get along to prevent figure skating skin injuries. Tight fitting boots rubbing against the skin of ankles and feet can leave marks. Figure skating skin injuries range from scratches...

 Looking for healthy post-game snacks? Here are sensible, low-cost, and good tasting healthy post-game snack options that kids and parents can all enjoy! Chocolate milk is a good-tasting, low-cost, and easy to find healthy post-game snack.  Chocolate milk is an awesome healthy post-game snack that provides adequate fluids and...

A high school cheerleader and lacrosse player interested in returning to activity after concussions asked if a change of position could lower concussion risk. The cheerleader would move from base to tumbler, while the lacrosse player would become a wing and not take face-offs. The lacrosse player was also concerned...

Heat illness in athletes is 100% preventable. Read about essential pre-event planning, fluid access, schedule modifications and emergency action plans. Hot summer months combined with intense summer training camps present the greatest risk of heat illness, especially in the first week of practices.  Indoor athletes and performers aren't...

It’s not all doom and gloom after undergoing an ACL reconstruction. There are many factors that help dictate success as an athlete attempts to return to sport. Studies show that a good subset can get back to their pre-injury levels and go on to compete...

The pain of swimmer's ear can not just ruin good times in the water but also put a damper on regular life activities. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="500"] Photo courtesy: http://images.onset.freedom.com/ocvarsity/gallery/ndrbkf-wedpolo.jpg[/caption]   Known in medical circles as Otitis Externa, swimmer's ear results from infection and swelling of the outside of the ear. Swimmer's...