New Orleans, LA — The Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine (TISM) high school athlete walk-in clinic is open two days a week this fall to help prevent, diagnose and treat students with sports-related injuries.
“The goal is to keep our student-athletes healthy. But when they do experience an injury, we want to get them off the sideline back to the game as quickly and safely as possible,” said Dr. Felix “Buddy” Savoie, a Tulane sports medicine and orthopedic expert. “A fast recovery is more likely if we assess the athlete in the clinic as quickly possible, which is why we have two walk-in clinic sessions each week during the fall sports season.”
The TISM high school athlete walk-in clinic is open every Saturday and Wednesday from Sept. 14- Nov. 16 at the main clinic located on the Tulane University campus at 202 Janet Yulman Way, New Orleans. Student-athletes can stop by without an appointment and be seen on Wednesdays between 8:00am and 3:00pm and on Saturdays from 8:00am to 10:00am Appointments are also available throughout the week.
Nearly 45 million children participate in some form of sports, and youth sports are the leading cause of adolescent injuries in the United States – 3.5 million children under the age of 14 are treated for sportsrelated injuries annually.
TISM’s sports medicine experts can help with injuries of the back, shoulder, neck, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle. Everything a patient needs diagnosis and treamnt is conveniently located right in the clinic.