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University of Iowa News Release

Aug. 16, 2005

Sports Medicine Center To Staff Sports Injury Clinic Saturday Mornings

Specialists from the University of Iowa Sports Medicine Center will staff a sports injury clinic on Saturday mornings at UI Family Care Center, North Liberty, located at 3 Lions Drive, beginning Aug. 20.

The clinic will be open from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Saturday throughout the upcoming football season. Appointments are not necessary. Staff will offer injury assessments so that athletes and their families can know when it is safe to resume competing. The clinic is set up to serve high school athletes with an acute injury.

"Sports injuries don't conveniently fit into most people's schedules," said Ned Amendola, M.D., UI professor of orthopaedics and UI Sports Medicine Center director. "With this Saturday walk-in clinic, we hope to offer a convenient option on the weekend, particularly for high school athletes with an acute sports injury. This clinic is directed at high school and recreational athletes that want an urgent walk-in, easily accessible service to assess the severity of their injury and begin their recommended treatment. Hopefully this will save time and help them return to their sport successfully."

Staff will be able to treat fractures, sprains and strains. Lab and X-ray services will also be available. For more information, call the UI Sports Medicine Center at 319-384-7070.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.