With more young people participating in organized sports than ever before, it’s no surprise that the number of pediatric sports injuries is on the rise. While some of these injuries mirror those seen in adult athletes (fractures, sprains, and torn ligaments, to name a few), injury patterns, diagnostic techniques, and choice of treatment can vary significantly in children.
Whether it’s a sprained ankle or a broken bone, sports injuries are never fun. But as most parents know, bumps, falls and accidents go hand-in-hand with childhood. The increasing number of young athletes competing in sports-related activities has led to a rise in pediatric sports injuries, which need to be treated differently than similar adult injuries. Shriners Hospitals for Children is one of the largest networks of hospitals, medical centers and outpatient facilities in North America that specialize in pediatric orthopaedics, giving us a truly unique vantage point when it comes to evaluating and treating pediatric sports injuries in our sport injury clinics.