When most people think of sports injuries, they tend to think of ankle sprains, fractured bones, and torn ACLs. However, some sports injuries can actually be fatal. In this video, Dr. Drew Stein takes a closer look at heat stroke and other life-threatening sports injuries affecting young athletes.
Heat stroke occurs when your internal body temperature becomes severely elevated to 104 degrees or above. This condition is extremely common among athletes who play outdoor sports such as football and soccer. In fact, the NFL is now experimenting with temperature pills after a lineman for the Minnesota Vikings collapsed and died of heatstroke five years ago. Check out this video clip to learn how to prevent heat stroke.
Drew A. Stein, MD is a New York City orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. Dr. Stein can treat all forms of sports injuries, including knee, back, head, and neck injuries. Learn more about our services by contacting us online or by calling (212) 398-2300 today.