Every year, the soaring of the pigskin signals the start of the “busy” season for cheerleaders, marching bands, and inevitably, sports medicine physicians.
UB Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine doctors serve as team physicians for the Buffalo Bills, the Buffalo Sabres and Western New York’s major collegiate football teams — the UB Bulls, the Buffalo State Bengals and the Erie Community College Kats. They also treat many of the area’s high school teams.
Prevention is the primary goal of everyone involved in the sport, but when large, highly charged males engage in bodily contact, injuries are inevitable. Knee and ankle sprains are the most common injuries treated during football season, followed by concussion and shoulder sprains, said Dr. Marc Fineberg, MD.