Nov. 19, 2012
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-- Albany, NY – Hamish Kerr, M.D., Sports Medicine Specialist and Primary Care Physician at Capital Region Orthopaedics, was named chair of the USA Rugby Medical and Safety Committee. The Committee was created by USA Rugby as a resource to help ensure awareness of national and international sports medicine issues, particularly as they relate to rugby and other Olympic sports.
Rugby will officially become an Olympic sport in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Having had experience playing rugby in high school and as a medical student at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, Dr. Kerr is recognized internationally as an expert in rugby-related injuries. “Rugby is an exciting sport that’s fun to watch due to its fast pace and high intensity, but that’s also what makes it a challenge to look after these players,” says Dr. Kerr. “Rugby sees more traumas than other sports due to these same reasons.”
Dr. Hamish Kerr, who works at the Albany location at Capital Region Orthopaedic Group, will bring his international experience to the table. “I have worked with many of the world’s rugby team physicians and have developed knowledge of the sports medicine literature as it pertains to rugby,” he says.
CAPITAL REGION ORTHOPAEDICS
Capital Region Orthopaedics’
(CRO) physicians and surgeons are fellowship-trained subspecialists in the fields of sports medicine, hand and upper extremity surgery, foot and ankle surgery, spine surgery, joint reconstruction, physiatry, and orthopaedic oncology. They offer a full-spectrum of orthopaedic care, ranging from noninvasive treatments and minimally invasive operative techniques, to the most complex surgical reconstructions. Their state of the art facilities allows patients access to all of their orthopaedic needs, including physical therapy, diagnostics such as MRIs and CT scans, and surgery procedures offered at Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center. CRO offices are located in Albany, Guilderland, Clifton Park, Latham, Saratoga, Queensbury and Catskill. For more information visit: www.capitalregionorthopaedics.com.