Sports Medicine

A child rehabilitating a sports injury

At Nemours, our Sports Medicine teams understand how sports related injuries can impact your child — and how each child's individual growth should be taken into consideration with their personalized rehabilitation program. So we do whatever it takes to diagnose and rehabilitate sports injuries in children and get them back in the game — safely.

 
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Sports Injuries in Children We Treat

At Nemours' locations offering Sports Medicine, we treat:

  • knee: patellar instability, anterior knee pain, anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus tears, cartilage damage
  • ankle: ligament tears, instability, cartilage damage
  • shoulder: dislocations, impingement and tendonitis
  • elbow: Little Leaguer’s elbow, tennis elbow, loose bodies
  • spine: spondolysthesis (when one spine bone slips in relation to the one below it), muscle strains/sprains
  • hip: dance, ice hockey and ice skating injuries
  • head: concussions
Preventing Sports Injuries in Children

We also focus on preventing an injury before it happens:

  • customized conditioning ("prehabilitation") regimens that concentrate on core strengths to prevent overuse injuries and develop good body mechanics
  • pre-season screenings
  • intervention counseling: when and how to rest, how to play