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If your child or teen has an injury or illness that affects sports performance, exercise, or activity, a pediatric sports medicine specialist has the expertise, experience, and qualifications to treat his or her youth specific problems.
In growing children, injuries and medical problems in the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints (musculoskeletal conditions) often are quite different from conditions more commonly seen in older patients. Special training and experience in pediatric sports medicine allows these specialists to appropriately treat the unique sports-related medical needs of children and teens.
Common pediatric and adolescent conditions treated in the Sports Medicine program include: