Sports Medicine - Pediatric

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Staying active is important for your child’s physical and emotional wellbeing. But accidents happen. And when they do, you can trust the high-quality care that we provide at UK HealthCare Sports Medicine. 

We treat patients 7 years and older with musculoskeletal injuries, such as broken bones and ligament tears, that result from competitive sports and other recreational activities. Common joints involved are the knee, elbow, shoulder and ankle. 

Treating kids for sports injuries is different from treating adults with sports injuries. One reason is because young athletes have open growth plates. Because growth plates are weaker than solid bone, children are more vulnerable to injury. With this in mind, a pediatric sports medicine specialist tailors treatments that are best suited for growing athletes for optimum healing.

To provide the most holistic care possible, we collaborate with physical therapists, athletic trainers, surgical specialists and other experts at UK HealthCare. This team-centered approach ensures that your child is receiving comprehensive treatment.

Our ultimate goal is to help your young athlete safely return to their favorite sports after injury.

Conditions treated

  • Ankle instability
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Elbow ligament tears
  • Fractures
  • Meniscus/cartilage tears
  • Overuse injuries to the growth plate
  • Patellar dislocations
  • Shoulder dislocations

Why choose UK HealthCare for treatment of your child’s sports injury?

At UK HealthCare Sports Medicine, we have a dedicated team of physicians who specialize in the surgical and non-surgical management of orthopedic injuries, as well as physical therapists and athletic trainers who are experts in treating young athletes. Some of our providers even have experience as competitive athletes, which means they understand the unique challenges that your child is going through.

We work together to develop personalized treatment plans so that your kid can get back to playing the sports they love in a safe manner.


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