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Caring for the competitive spirit: Orthopedic surgeon treats athletes at all levels of play

Olympic skier Julia Mancuso celebrates with Dr. Peter Van Eenenaam after she won the Super G races at the 2007 World Cup in Cortina, Italy. Special to NNY Business

The number of sports injuries suffered by north country athletes has increased in recent years, but it’s “a reflection of what’s happening everywhere as youngsters become more competitive at an earlier age,” said Dr. Peter Van Eenenaam, director of sports medicine at North County Orthopaedic Group.

“We are seeing an increasing number of knee and shoulder injuries than in past years,” Dr. Van Eenenaam said.

Dr. Van Eenenaam is an orthopedic surgeon who is familiar with sports injuries at all levels of competition.

A graduate of the Harvard Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Dr. Van Eenenaam received orthopedic training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and advanced sports medicine training at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo. [Read more…]