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OSU hosts HPNRI facilitated Athletic Training event concerning joint dislocation

Friday, February 16, 2024

Media Contact: Melenda Knight | HPNRI Associate Director | 918-236-4081 |

Athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches and physicians held a special in-person training session at Boone Pickens Stadium on Oklahoma State University’s Stillwater campus recently.

The gathering aimed to address the unique needs of Oklahoma’s tens of thousands of young athletes. It was the collaboration of OSU Sports Medicine, OSU Center for Health Sciences, and the Human Performance and Nutrition Research Institute as an extension of a virtual health community called OSU Project ECHO

Project ECHO regularly brings athletic training specialists together from around the state and region to stay current on the latest advances and research into the care of athletes of all ages and sports via a virtual web conferencing platform. Dr. Aric Warren, hub lead for the athletic training ECHO and OSU-CHS professor, led the call and facilitated the event.

Managing joint dislocation in sport was the subject of this in-person session. OSU-CHS orthopedic surgeon Dr. Chad Hanson and one of OSU’s team physicians and emergency medicine specialist Dr. Jason Moore led the session to help trainers better understand when to treat a dislocation at the point of injury and when to send them directly to an emergency room.

“These people save lives, this room full of specialists regularly impacts the lives of young athletes — educating them about how to prevent injuries, how to perform to their safe maximum and how to treat and manage injuries when they do occur on the field or court,” said Lance Walker, Rick and Gail Muncrief executive director of HPNRI. “We are giving athletic trainers a greater voice in their schools, universities, fields and gyms by helping them access the latest innovations and research in sports medicine to improve their knowledge and skills base.”

The OSU Athletic Training ECHO has focused on a number of timely issues such as concussion in athletes, strokes in adolescent athletes, overuse injuries, the dangers of early sports specialization and more. The ECHO series is hosted through a grant from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust.

One can register to join the ECHO call here. The call is for medical professionals and also includes programs in obesity, diabetes, maternal health and more.

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