San Antonio Orthopaedic Group

By Alex Czaja - SA Live Intern

SAN ANTONIO - Before your kiddos hit the soccer field this season, The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group (TSAOG) shares what you need to know about sports injuries and how to prevent them.

“We’re seeing an increase in the number of injuries from simple things such as sprains to broken bones at a younger age, to concussions and torn ACLs at a slightly older age,” said Dr. Christian Balldin from TSAOG Orthopaedics.

ACL tears happen in any sport with lots of change of direction, such as soccer, but there are ways they can be prevented.

Balldin says that the top way to prevent ACL injuries is to stay in shape. Additionally, he says you should properly train, stay hydrated and ensure that you’re practicing proper landing mechanics.

TSAOG Orthopaedics offers walk-in care, physical therapy and surgery should any sports injuries occur. They even provide medical coverage of major sports events such as the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup on Sunday, July 16.

“We’re assisting anyone that gets hurt in the game and ensure that if they do get hurt, we provide treatment,” Balldin said.

For more information on TSAOG Orthopaedics, visit or call (210) 804-5400. 

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