Dr. Bruce Stewart of Shoreline Orthopaedics will present "Management of Elbow Injuries in Athletics" on Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Maas Center at Hope College through the Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine.

The public is invited.  Admission is free.

The address will consider both acute injuries most likely first seen in games or practice and chronic injuries more likely to be seen in the athletic training room or in the office.  Conditions that Stewart will discuss will include elbow dislocations, sprains, nerve problems in and around the elbow, lateral and medial epicondylitis, radiocapitellar problems and ulnar collateral ligament tears.  He will discuss the pathophysiology, physical exam findings, initial treatment, referral guidelines, surgical indications and procedures, and rehabilitation for each injury.  He will give special attention to the throwing athlete, particularly baseball pitchers.

Stewart joined Shoreline Orthopaedics in August after completing a sports medicine fellowship at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, during which his activities included providing team and game coverage for the Houston Astros, Houston Texans and Houston Dynamo, as well as the University of Houston football and basketball teams.  He has conducted research and made a variety of presentations concerning orthopaedic medicine.  He completed his residency and internship at NorthwesternUniversity's Feinberg School of Medicine, and his M.D. at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.  He also holds an MBA from Georgetown University, and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan.

The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine is designed for health care professionals with an interest in physically active patients, and is intended for students, educators and clinicians alike. It is co-sponsored by Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, Shoreline Orthopaedics, Holland Hospital Rehabilitation Services and the college.

Stewart's address is the second of four lectures scheduled through the series for the 2009-10 school year.  The series will continue during the spring semester with "Neuropathic Gait: 'What is it and what to do about it?,'" by Dr. James Richardson of the University of Michigan on Monday, Jan. 18; and "Patello-femoral Instability: Evaluation and Treatment," by Dr. Thomas Matelic of Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan on Monday, March 1.

Additional information about the series may be found online at https://hope.edu/academic/kinesiology/athtrain/ dlssm/index.html

The Maas Center is located at 264 Columbia Ave., on Columbia Avenue at 11th Street in Holland.