james-andrews-fastcompanyDallas, TX— Dr. James R. Andrews, MD, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine pioneer and past AOSSM President, is collaborating with Dallas-based Children’s Health on the Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Dr. Joshua Siegel and Dr. Benjamin Thompson of Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics completed Sports Medicine fellowships with Dr. Andrews.

While working directly under the tutelage of Dr. Andrews, Dr. Siegel and Dr. Thompson focused on the essentials of operative and non-operative Sports Medicine. Both spoke glowingly of the world renowned Dr. Andrews and his most recent accomplishment.

“This is a much needed development that should allow us to study large numbers of young patients [in order] to create meaningful information that will be used to make recommendations to reduce the exploding numbers of childhood sports medicine injuries,” said Dr. Siegel. “Dr. Andrews has spent his lifetime studying these injuries and there is no one more interested in this subject. He continues to be instrumental in the sports injuries world despite his already storied career.”

Dr. Thompson had this to add regarding his mentor, “Dr. Andrews has devoted his life to taking care of athletes of all ages. While many may recognize his name as the surgeon professional athletes turn to when injury takes them off the field, his true passion lies in the care and prevention of childhood athletic injuries. This new Dallas based institute will help cement Dr. Andrews’ legacy as not just a gifted physician and surgeon, but as an educational pioneer who would rather be remembered for the injuries he prevented than the ones he had to fix.”

The Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine just started construction and is expected to encompass four stories and 185,000 square feet. It will include four operating rooms, an imaging center and indoor and outdoor athletic facilities. Physicians at the institute will treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including meniscus tears, fracture repair as well as congenital and hereditary orthopaedic disorders. This institute is the first of its kind in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Dr. Andrews is one of the founding members of the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also founding partner and medical director of the Andrews Institute and Andrews Research and Education Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida and played a crucial role developing the STOP Sports Injuries campaign to help prevent athletic overuse and trauma injuries in kids.