Pitching Counts and Young Athletes

Posted on June 27, 2016

As the weather warms and the fields are prepared, another season of baseball is upon us. Shoulder and elbow related pitching injuries are increasing in frequency at an alarming rate. Many factors are to blame. There is no longer one season. Many children are playing the same sport, year round. End of the season showcases can be […]

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Knee Arthroscopic Surgery for Meniscal Tears

Posted on June 27, 2016

The knee is one of the most commonly injured parts of the body, and meniscal tears are often the cause of knee injury. The meniscus is the tough, rubbery cartilage that absorbs shock between the shin bone and thigh bone and distributes weight across the knee joint. When this cartilage tears, it can cause pain and […]

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Share Your Experience

Posted on June 27, 2016

We would appreciate your feedback about your most recent visit with Dr. Gregory Hoover at East Tennessee Orthopedics & Sports to ensure we are providing you with the best possible service.  Please complete a brief survey on HealthGrades.com, the #1 destination for patients to find and compare doctors. We value your opinion!

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Waterproof Casts for Summertime Fun

Posted on June 27, 2016

We now have waterproof casts available at East Tennessee Orthopedics and Sports to keep you active and having fun this summer. Call us today at (865) 316-3650 for more information.

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Dr. Hoover Expands Expertise at Annual Meeting

Posted on March 3, 2016

Dr. Hoover is committed to maintaining expertise in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, so he attends the annual Orthopedic Academy meeting  to keep up with the latest advances in medical management and surgical techniques. Lots of new information to share with patients. Dr. Hoover has more than 20 years experience in diagnosing and treating diseases and […]

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Basketball Injury Prevention

Posted on January 29, 2016

Common Basketball Injuries The fast-paced action of basketball can cause a wide range of injuries, most often to the foot, ankle, and knee. Sprained ankles and knee ligament tears are common. Basketball players are also at risk for jammed fingers and stress fractures in the foot and lower leg. Several strategies can help to prevent […]

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The Changing Landscape of Youth Sports Injuries

Posted on August 27, 2014

The Changing Landscape of Youth Sports Injuries By Jennie McKeeA round-table discussion on how high-intensity sports are affecting children Anyone who thinks overuse injuries aren’t a big problem for today’s young athletes should think again. Children who play sports such as football, basketball, and soccer have a growing risk of incurring stress fractures, tendinitis, and […]

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A Guide to Safety for Young Athletes

Posted on August 19, 2014

For young athletes, sports activities are more than play. Participation in athletics improves physical fitness, coordination, and self-discipline, and gives children valuable opportunities to learn teamwork. Because young athletes are still growing, they are at a greater risk for injury than adults. The consequences of overdoing a sport can include injuries that impair growth, and may […]

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