Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Overview

Sports Medicine specializes in non-operative sports medicine problems and works closely with primary care physicians as well as CHKD's orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physical therapists.

The following are among the many conditions treated:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries for all body parts
    • Sprains, strains, dislocations, ligament injuries, tendonitis, apophysitis
    • Overuse injuries such as shin splints and stress fractures
    • Simple fractures and avulsions
    • Concussions
  • Running shoe analysis and prescription
  • Spondylolysis
  • Female athlete triad
    • irregular menses
    • osteopenia
    • disordered eating
  • Heat illness
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Activity-related syncope, chest pain or difficulty breathing
  • Nutritional and hydration assessment
  • Performance enhancing substance counseling

Educational Activities

The Division provides Pediatric Lectures, mentorship for the pediatric residents, and clinical instruction for rotations of residents and 3rd year medical students.