Sports Medicine

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U18 Sports Medicine

U18 Sports Medicine was developed to treat and help to prevent injuries in young athletes. The physician group includes fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. U18 treats upper- and lower-body injuries to areas such as:

  • Neck
  • Shoulder
  • Back
  • Elbow
  • Hand
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Ankle
  • Foot
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We treat conditions such as:

  • Ankle Sprain
  • Dancer’s hip pain
  • Dancer’s hip
  • Dislocations
  • Growth plate injury
  • Head injury
  • Knee dislocation
  • Little league elbow
  • Little league shoulder
  • Osgood Schlatter disease
  • Overuse injury
  • Patellar dislocation
  • Patellar instability 
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Pediatric concussion
  • Adolescent concussion
  • OCD knee (osteochondritis dissecans)
  • OCD elbow
  • OCD ankle
  • Severe disease
  • Shin splints
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Stress fracture

Surgical, repair and reconstructive options include:

  • Pediatric ACL surgery (anterior cruciate ligament)
  • Adolescent ACL surgery
  • Growth plate ACL surgery
  • Growth plate sparing ACL surgery
  • Pediatric ACL reconstruction
  • Adolescent ACL reconstruction
  • IT band ACL reconstruction (iliotibial band)
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Hip labral surgery
  • Pediatric fracture care
  • Pediatric fracture casting
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder labral repair
  • Tommy john surgery

Our pediatric and adolescent sports medicine services include:

  • Diagnostic imaging by pediatric radiologists and technologists
  • Anesthesia care by board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists
  • Rehabilitation by orthopedic-certified physical therapists
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)

U18 also offers a Performing Arts and Dance Medicine Program. U18’s services extend into the community through athletic trainers in area high schools and presentations to coaches, parents and other community members interested in sports medicine.

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Sports Rehabilitation

The comprehensive sports therapy team at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital meets the unique needs of the pediatric and adolescent population for sports injuries, rehabilitation and prevention. We provide one-on-one individualized care for 45 minutes with highly experienced physical therapists who have doctorate degrees in rehabilitation and many who have achieved certifications in orthopedics and/or sports. Our patients have our undivided attention, which allows for better outcomes, a better relationship with the patient, an open environment where care can be discussed, and supports our efforts to provide a safe setting for the athlete.

Find our sports therapy locations.

See all U18 locations.

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