U.S. Speedskating Chooses Froedtert & the Medical College
Milwaukee (Feb. 7, 2008) — United States Speedskating has named Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center as its official healthcare provider. Carole S. Vetter, MD, will be the lead physician for the athletes training at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee. Vetter, a resident of Richfield, is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Sports Medicine Center. She has practiced at Froedtert & the Medical College since 1999, specializing in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, complex knee and shoulder instability and ligament reconstruction.
“It is a huge honor to be working with some of the most finely tuned athletes anywhere in the world,” said Vetter, who is also an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. “I’m looking forward to caring for the team at the key events in Milwaukee in the coming months, while aiming to keep them healthy through the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.” Milwaukee hosts the North American Championships Feb. 8-10 at the Pettit National Ice Center.
U.S. Speedskating also named Kris Juergens, ATC, of Elm Grove lead athletic trainer for its speedskating athletes training at the Pettit. Juergens has been with Froedtert & the Medical College’s Sports Medicine Center since 2003. Both Vetter and Juergens, along with the Sports Medicine Center staff, will assist at all United States Speedskating training sessions and competitions in Milwaukee and at selected events both nationally and internationally.
The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Center specializes in services and state-of-the-science equipment and treatment techniques to help athletes prevent injury, achieve optimal performance and attain full recovery.
Author: Brian Dorrington
Date: Feb. 6, 2008