Single sport participation can be defined as the deliberate advancement of systematic training and planned competition ...with the specific goal of guiding the
Predicting Injury In Youth Sports
Sports related injuries in our children are increasing at an alarming rate. Single sport specialization and over-training is rampant in youth sports. An
Growing pains: When should we worry and what should we do? As a pediatrician, I have heard parents attribute dozens of different issues to growing pains.
When Should My Child Have ACL Surgery- Video
Children who suffer an ACL tear can not be treated like small adults. Your child is far more likely to suffer secondary injuries such as meniscus tears
Early ACL Reconstruction Strongly Recommended For Young Athletes
ACL tears in children and adolescents can be a devastating injury. For a worried parent, these study findings are sobering. It is simply impossible
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries
PRP and Elbow Ligament Injuries The ulnar collateral ligament is located on the inner side of your elbow. It is the ligament that is under the most strain
ACL Tears in Children
The anterior cruciate ligament or the ACL is one of four major ligaments in the knee. It is by far the most commonly torn ligament in the knee. ACL tears in
The Orthopedic Minute: Keeping Your Child Healthy When Exercising in the Heat.
Safety Concerns for Exercising in Extreme Heat The American Academy of Pediatrics has some recommendations to keep your little athlete safe when
Pediatric Elbow and Shoulder Pain…
... do not ignore it. Pediatric Shoulder and Elbow Pain.... Is your little athlete complaining of shoulder or elbow pain? Most children
Pediatric Shoulder and Elbow Injury Prevention: Obeying Pitch Counts
Spring will be here soon enough. As the weather warms and parents, coaches and our often ill-prepared children head out onto the baseball field there are some
ACL Tears and Young Athletes
I've spoken to horribly disabled old football players who told me they'd do it all again, whatever life's sacrifice, just to have played the game. How many
Does my child need an X-ray?
Your child falls.... perhaps you didn't witness it. Now your 3, 4, or 5 year old is limping around. What to do? ice? rest? ace wrap? You witness a fall