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Pediatric Sports Medicine at Shriners Children's

Pediatric Sports Medicine at Shriners Children's

The increasing number of young athletes competing in sports-related activities has led to a rise in pediatric sports injuries, which need to be treated differently than similar adult injuries. Shriners Hospitals for Children is one of the largest networks of hospitals, medical centers and outpatient facilities in North America that specialize in pediatric orthopaedics, giving us a truly unique vantage point when it comes to evaluating and treating pediatric sports injuries in our sport injury clinics.
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Fran Farley:
The increasing number of young athletes competing in sports-related activities has led to a rise in pediatric sports injuries, which need to be treated differently than similar adult injuries. Shriners Children's is one of the largest networks of hospitals, medical centers, and outpatient facilities in North America that specializes in pediatric orthopedics, giving us a truly unique vantage point when it comes to evaluating and treating pediatric sports injuries in our sports injury clinic.

Trey Ramaley:
So along the lines with what Shriners deals with on a daily basis with their deformity corrections and scoliosis and different spine procedures, we also have the ability to take care of the sports injuries that we would see along with anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions or shoulder labral injuries. We also deal with cartilage injuries and dealing with the specialty focus of working on the cartilage restoration and repairing the normal function of the knee joint or shoulder joint to allow them to return to daily normal function, as well as participating in high-level sports.

Fran Farley:
A full team of pediatric specialists, including pediatricians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, orthotists, prosthetist, radiologists, surgeons, and nutritionists may be part of your child's care and rehabilitation team following an injury. Our team works collaboratively providing a greater understanding of your child and the condition being treated.

Trey Ramaley:
Some of the advantages that Shriner's offers for the team approach, again, focuses on not only the physician, but the nursing staff, the physical therapy staff, the parents, and the patient are all on the same page with their recovery so we're not missing any steps along the way. And so we definitely continue to have that family approach and that unity for the care team.

Fran Farley:
We're committed to delivering outstanding care in a way that makes each and every child feel safe, valued, and respected in a patient and family-centered environment. I encourage you to explore the care options Shriners Children's offers. Learn about our innovative approach to sports medicine and our internationally recognized doctors. I truly believe there isn't a healthcare system out there like ours.