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Pediatrics at HSS

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Pediatric Sports Medicine

More young people are participating in sports today than ever before. Not only are children and adolescents playing in more competitive sports, but they are also suffering increasing numbers of sports-related injuries.

The Pediatric Sports Medicine doctors at HSS specialize in sports injuries in children. Those injuries can range from common sprains and strains to growth plate injuries, osteochondritis dissecans, patella subluxation/dislocation, discoid meniscus, and injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Pediatric Sports Medicine, Young Football Player
Concussions in Young Athletes

Any athlete can suffer a concussion, but they are most common in high and medium contact sports such as football, soccer, lacrosse, and basketball. An estimated 1.2 million suffer sports-related concussions occur yearly.

Pediatric Sports Medicine, Teen Girl Softball Pitcher
Sports Injuries in Children

As the number of young people participating in sports increases, the incidence of sports-related injuries is increasing.


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