With school sports underway for the fall after COVID-19 closures, the team of specialized sports medicine doctors at The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia is offering guidance to help protect the health and safety of student-athletes. Athletes or parents and guardians seeking specialized hand and upper extremity care are encouraged to call (404) 255-0226 to schedule a safe appointment in Atlanta at 980 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Suite 1020; in Alpharetta at 3400A Old Milton Parkway, Suite 350; or in Cumming at 2000 Howard Farm Drive, Suite 310. Telemedicine appointments are also available.
“We are committed to the health and safety of student-athletes in the game and out in the world,” says Dr. Gary Lourie, board-certified, fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon at The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia. “To help athletes have the safest transition possible back to their school and sports activities, my team and I have developed a comprehensive list of guidelines to keep in mind as athletics resume.”
As official team physicians for Marist School and Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, the sports medicine providers at The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia understand the safety needs of athletes. To reduce the risk of viral spread in groups as well as the risk of injury, student-athletes and responsible parties should ensure these protocols and strategies are followed:
“We understand that athletes feel ready to return to the fields, courts and competitions, and we also know that this comes with a number of risks, including injury,” says Dr. Allan Peljovich, board-certified, fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon. “At The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, we are here for local athletes, and we provide the high-level, specialized care and rehabilitative plans needed for sports-related injuries to ensure a safe return to play.”
The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia offers safe appointments in their offices in Atlanta, Alpharetta and Cumming. Their providers also offer telemedicine visits to provide remote consultation for hand and upper extremity problems that patients can access from the comfort of their own home or office.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment with the experts at The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, please call (404) 255-0226.