Two years ago, in recognition of April as Youth Sports Safety Month, MomsTeam asked 30 experts to write a blog answering two questions: first, how or why did they get into their field, and second, how have they made a difference in the life of a youth athlete in the past year.
Today, in celebration of Youth Sports Safety Month 2014, we reprise the blog post from Dr. Katherine Burns, an orthopedic surgeon in St. Louis, Missouri, who specializes in sports medicine.
By Dr. Katherine Burns, MD
An orthopedic surgeon from St. Louis describes how she chose sports medicine in order to have an impact on the quality of peoples' lives. Little did she realize that she would made a difference in her hockey-playing son's life after he suffered a concussion.