More children participate in organised sports than ever before. The Pediatric Orthopaedic Center encourages kids’ active lifestyles, but more sports mean more sports-related injuries.
Even though parents and coaches make every effort to provide a safe environment for children and teens to play sports, accidents do occur. If they do, you can reach out to The Pediatric Orthopaedic Center for their sports specialists.
Paediatric sports medicine refers to a subspecialty that focuses on injuries sustained by children and adolescents in athletic activities. Paediatric sports medicine specialists know that children aren’t just small adults. They may require a treatment plan that is different than for adults.
Although injuries to adults may seem similar, some injuries can be more severe in children and adolescents. These injuries can look like sprains. If not treated correctly, they can lead to stunted growth.
Children can often treat injuries that might require surgery. Techniques that are not used for adults may be necessary when surgery is required.
New techniques for children are being developed and refined rapidly. Paediatric orthopaedic specialists are well-versed with these procedures if your child is injured. The Pediatric Orthopaedic centre is an expert on the most recent minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery procedures.
A paediatric sports medicine specialist is an orthopaedic surgeon who treats a wide range of injuries in children, adolescents and adults.
- Osteochondritis dissecans – damage to the cartilage within the joint
- Dislocations (shoulder, elbow, patella (kneecap), etc.
- Growth plate and fractured bones
- Sprains/strains- Ligament and muscle/tendon injury
- ACL tears, meniscus tears
- Little league elbow and shoulder
- Overuse injuries/tendonitis
Paediatric sports medicine specialists are the best choice for young patients.
The Pediatric Orthopaedic centre is the ideal place for your child to be a guardian and advocate for their future and present physical well-being.