Sports Medicine

Overview

The Sports Medicine Team at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California  serves Saturday morning soccer stars, aspiring college athletes and all the sports and fitness enthusiasts in between. Noted orthopaedic surgeons team with physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, physical therapists and other professionals to help children and adolescents achieve fitness goals.  Injuries to the knee, shoulder and ankle can compromise athletic performance, and the Shriners Sports Medicine team stands ready to help recreational and competitive athletes return to the playing field strong and able.  The course of care is determined individually for each patient, and treatment options include open surgery and arthroscopic techniques, including cartilage restoration.

Make an appointment

Please call our Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or via email at referrals.ncal@shrinenet.org. A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child. The key to success is dedication, timing and teamwork between the patient, families and medical team. We tailor each child’s regimen to their specific needs. Each child’s outcome will depend, in part, on the severity of their condition.

Shriners Success Story

Shoulder

  • Thrower’s Shoulder / Little League Shoulder
  • Shoulder Dislocation / Shoulder Instability
    • Arthroscopic and Open Stabilization Procedures
  • Labral Tears
    • Arthroscopic Labral Repair
  • SLAP Tears
    • Arthroscopic SLAP Repair
  • Bone loss of the glenoid or humerus
    • Latarjet, Bone Block, Allograft
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Sprains and Separations
    • Arthroscopic and Open Fixation
  • Cartilage Sefects of the Shoulder
    • Cartilage Restoration
  • Scapular Winging
  • Failed Prior Shoulder Surgery

Knee

  • Ligament Injuries including Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), Posterolateral Corner (PLC), Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL), and Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)

    • Primary and Revision Ligament Reconstruction
    • Surgical Techniques to Preserve the Physis (Growth Plate)
  • Meniscus Tears
    • Meniscus Repair
    • Meniscus Transplant
  • Patellar instability
    • MPFL Reconstruction
    • Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
  • Cartilage Defects
    • Cartilage Restoration
      • Microfracture
      • MACI
      • Osteochondral Grafts
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Mechanical Malalignment
    • Guided Growth
    • Osteotomies
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Patellar Tendinosis
  • Quadriceps and Patellar Tendon Injuries

Hip

  • Hip Dysplasia
    • Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO)
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
    • Arthroscopic and Open Procedures
  • Labral Tears
    • Arthroscopic Repair
  • Cartilage Lesions
    • Cartilage Restoration

The Medical Team

Research

Clinical research studies focus on improving non-surgical and surgical outcomes of pediatric sports injuries.

Doctor

Nicole A. Friel, M.D.

Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Friel

Nicole A. Friel, M.D., M.S. is an Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist with Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California.

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Doctor

Brian Haus, M.D.

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon and Director of Pediatric Sports Medicine and Joint Preservation

Brian Haus, M.D.

Dr. Haus

Brian Haus, M.D., is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon and Director of Pediatric Sports Medicine and Joint Preservation at Shriners Hospital for Children, Northern California.

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Doctor

Julie Lynn Ingwerson, M.D.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Attending Physician

Dr. Ingwerson

Julie Lynn Ingwerson, M.D., is a Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Specialist with Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California.

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Full Biography

Dr. Ingwerson joined Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California to be a part of the stellar multi-disciplinary, integrated treatment team for athletes of all ages and abilities.

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Practice Expertise

Injuries to the knee, shoulder and ankle can compromise athletic performance, and the Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California Sports Medicine team stands ready to help recreational and competitive athletes return to the playing field strong and able.