Just put together an updated talk on ACL Injury in children where the news isn't all good. Yes, we're pretty capable of getting kids back to sport (80% success rate). However, we're not very capable of preventing an all too common risk of early joint destruction or...

For the 5th straight year,  Orange Coast Magazine and  Orange County Medical Association name Dr. Koutures a Top Sports Medicine  Physician. This 2019 Physician of Excellence honor recognizes Dr.  Koutures for outstanding work in Pediatric Sports Medicine.  This award is shared with his dedicated office staff and wonderful pediatric...

Looking for ways to send off the cough and fight the tight chest of exercise asthma? The cough and chest tightness from narrowed and swollen lung airways in exercise asthma can make sports and free play more difficult. But don't let these symptoms keep you off...

[embed]https://youtu.be/KO8z3IZXxlE[/embed] Could  low iron levels explain why you are struggling to finish hard workouts? Is there a ferritin level that will make your run faster? Unsure about how to answer these questions? Not even certain what the term ferritin means? No worries- click on the above video and read on...

Sports physicals offer golden opportunities to share information and listen to young patients. Sure, they frequently are viewed by parents and young athletes as more annoyance than necessity. It’s easy for sports physicals to turn into automatic answers to a list of questions. Those long checklists on sports...

Question on Sports Nutrition My son loves playing sports, but I want to make sure he is maintaining good sports nutrition. How can I make sure he is as healthy as possible in his eating and drinking? Trying to figure out if your young athlete needs iron...

March is not just known for the Madness, but also as the National Athletic Training Month. Listen below to Dr. Koutures speaking on poignant examples of how Athletic Trainers Provide Compassionate Care for All! [embed]https://youtu.be/0uY8R5NRzU4[/embed] Thank you to Alicia Pennington, ATC of ATvantage Athletic Training for allowing me to...

Had an amazing visit with a long-time patient that I first met as a newborn. Talked about his studies and future plans. Covered some important sports medicine safety topics Caught up on how his family is doing. May sound like a typical pediatric sports medicine specialist visit- but this...

What side of the net do sports medicine experts land on when discussing volleyball ankle braces? There's little doubt that ankle sprains are the most common acute injury in indoor volleyball. The debate begins when recommending for or against the use of volleyball ankle braces. [embed]https://youtu.be/WzZLhT41XJA[/embed] I'm going to review...

When discussing concussion recovery I find that "re-starting activity in 15-20 minutes blocks" is a solid starting point. Looking to return to homework or other school-based activities? Start with 15-20 minute blocks. How much can I spend on my phone? Start with 15-20 minute blocks. We have learned that absolute rest and removal...