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Dr. Michael Sander, Orthopedic Surgeon, to speak at free event September 12 at Knapp Medical Center

Weslaco – Sports medicine – and treatment for athletic injuries – will be discussed during a free presentation for high school and other athletes, parents, coaches, trainers, walkers, runners, bikers, and ‘weekend warriors’ by Dr. Michael Sander, Orthopedic Surgeon, on Tuesday, September 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Knapp Conference Center, 700 Knapp Medical Boulevard in Weslaco.

Dr. Sander will discuss treatment for injuries related to football, baseball, basketball, track-and-field and other sports.

“We take care of athletes all ages,” Dr. Sander said. “This includes youth leagues, high school, college, and professional athletes, as well as ‘weekend warriors’ and those who exercise for health or recreation.”

Dr. Sander, a Weslaco native, has treated sports medicine and orthopedic surgery patients in Weslaco for more than 10 years. He is board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

“We have been serving the orthopedic needs of the Mid-Valley since 2006,” Dr. Sander said. “I am a Rio Grande Valley native who returned to the area after 15 years of education to practice medicine and raise my family. I am proud of my family’s history here, which includes a tradition of healthcare and community leadership going back two generations in the Mid-Valley and Brownsville areas.”

Dr. Sander received his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine, graduating with honors. He went on to complete a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and a fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

Knapp’s community health talks are free and open to the public, and include refreshments and a drawing for door prizes – including gift certificates for local restaurants. These events are held in the Knapp Conference Center, located in the 700 block of Knapp Medical Boulevard (between E. 8th and E. 6th Streets in Weslaco; the conference center is a free-standing building on the west side of the hospital). For more information, or to RSVP for Dr. Sander’s talk on Tuesday, September 12, at 6:30 p.m., please call Michael Swartz with Knapp’s Business Development & Marketing Department at (956) 973-5142 or email