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Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association

Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemans

MedStar Sports Medicine is proud to be the official medical partner of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. We serve as the official physicians for Horsemen’s Health System, which provide routine and critical care to Maryland’s licensed horsemen, jockeys, and workers.

MedStar Health Horsemen’s Health program continues to make headlines. Steve Koch, Executive Director of Safety and Integrity Alliance for National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), mentioned MedStar in a recent interview. "…who's really leading the herd, Maryland has some active concussion management, return-to-ride protocols. They’ve got this group called MedStar over there, and they are absolutely setting the bar in the industry."

According to the 2017 Paulick Report Jockeys’ Guild Assembly Diagnosis, Management of Head Injury Still Challenging article, “Concussions account for about 8 to 15 percent of equestrian-related injuries.”

The MedStar Sports Medicine Team developed a protocol based on a jockey’s routine. Any jockey that sustains a head trauma must be symptom free for 72 hours before completing a five phase protocol before they can resume racing.

To learn more about MedStar Sports Medicine’s partnership with MTHA, click one of the articles below:

Jockeys’ Guild Assembly: Diagnosis, Management Of Head Injury Still Challenging

MidAtlantic Thoroughbred: Head Game

Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Physicians

Frank Dawson

Dr. Frank P. Dawson, IV, MD
Primary Care
Sports Medicine

Kelly Ryan

Dr. Kelly D. Ryan, DO
Primary Care
Sports Medicine

Jeffrey Mayer

Dr. Jeffrey V. Mayer, MD
Primary Care
Sports Medicine

Dr. Jason L. Pothast, MD
Primary Care
Sports Medicine

Christian Glaser

Dr. Christian C. Glaser, DO
Primary Care
Sports Medicine

 

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