Sports Medicine: Why Children's
Parents and coaches know that kids can hurt themselves in almost any physical activity. If you have a child who plays sports — or who just loves to run and jump — then you have probably dealt with a sports-related injury at some point.
In the United States, about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports, and more than 3.5 million injuries each year are experienced by the participants. In fact, almost one-third of all injuries incurred in childhood are sports-related injuries.
Experts who treat injured children
We think injuries in children are best handled by doctors who only treat children. The Sports Medicine Center at Children’s goes beyond treating injuries to more complex medical issues associated with sports, including heart health, nutrition, rehabilitation and psychological well-being.
The pediatric experts at Children’s have compiled a wealth of helpful tips, articles and references on sports injury treatment and prevention that can help you keep your kids in the game.