Doctor gives advice on sports injuries in children

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Dr. William Greer joined News13 Now at 9 a.m. on Wednesday to talk about sports injuries in children.

Greer works with Tidelands Health, which will have sports injury clinics for children each Saturday through October.  The following is a press release from Tidelands:

The free clinics, which will be offered every Saturday from Aug. 22 – Oct. 31 in Murrells Inlet and Georgetown, are open to children and teens ages 8-18. The clinics will be staffed by physicians, physician assistants and physical therapists who specialize in sports medicine.

Tidelands Health is a regional leader in sports medicine, serving as the official health care provider for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and as the official health system of the Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers.

Clinics will be held from 8-10 a.m. at Tidelands Waccamaw Orthopaedics and Spine, located at 4040 Highway 17 Bypass, Suite 101, in Murrells Inlet, and at Tidelands NextStep Rehabilitation Services, 219 Church St., in Georgetown. Appointments are not required, and full screenings will be available at both locations.

“We understand the fear a parent can have after a child falls or gets hit in a game,” said Dr. William Greer, a board-certified orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon and a former team physician for the Pittsburgh Pirates. “We want to make these clinics are as convenient as possible for parents and kids so they can get a free evaluation and a plan for follow-up treatment, if necessary. Our goal is to help these kids return to the sports they love as quickly and safely as possible.”

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