Pediatric Sports Medicine Injuries
ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Rupture: Treatment of an ACL varies depending upon the level of skeletal development. At MOSH, special attention is given to the growing pediatric knee joint when it is injured.
Kneecap pain disorders: These conditions can include chondromalacia patella, subluxating patella and dislocating patella. Specialized physical therapy and surgery are available for children at MOSH.
Meniscus tear: Most meniscus tears require arthroscopic surgery for treatment. Our surgeons and therapists are highly skilled in the treatment of young patients with meniscus injuries.
Lower back: Lower back pain may be due to serious conditions such as disk injuries, spondylolysis (fractured lower backbone) and spondylolistheses (a fracture of the lower back bone with slippage). Specialized treatment by our pediatric orthopedic team includes surgery and physical therapy.
Elbow and Shoulder
Little leaguer elbow or shoulder: These conditions involve stress fractures of the elbow or shoulder from repeated overuse of these joints, shoulder dislocation and separation. If surgery, including arthroscopy, is needed, our surgeons and therapists provide a full range of treatment options.
Ankle sprain: It is important to see the pediatric orthopedic surgeon for mild to severe ligament damage of the ankle and to rule out fracture. Some fractures involve the growth plate cartilage of the ankle or other bones in the mid-foot.