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Sports medicine

Sports medicine

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago provides sports medicine care for children that sustain sports injuries at all levels; from those that shoot hoops in the backyard to high-level athletes. Our goal is to work with the patient and family to keep the child active and healthy. The Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago team approach to sports medicine care encompasses an orthopaedic surgeon, physical therapists providing individual and sports medicine group therapy, occupational therapists, orthotists for bracing, social workers, nurses and psychologists that will help develop a treatment plan based on the patient’s goals.

Athletes may undergo return to sport testing in our motion analysis center, which provides information to the physician and the therapists about the athlete’s progress in rehab and readiness to return to sport.

Sports medicine conditions treated include:

  • Shoulder instability and labral tears
  • Hip femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Pelvic avulsion fractures
  • ACL tears
  • MCL/LCL/PCL sprains and tears
  • Meniscus tears, discoid meniscus
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (knee, elbow and ankle)
  • Patellar instability
  • Ankle sprains
  • Os trigonum

To make an appointment, please call 773-385-KIDS (5437).

Learn about sports medicine at Shriners Hospitals from Dr. Davidson in a podcast:

Notes for your sports medicine appointment
If you have had any previous imaging performed, such as X-rays, a CT scan or MRI, please bring a disc with the images on it and a copy of the imaging report with you to your clinic visit. Also, if your child had prior treatment to the same joint, such as physical therapy or surgery, please get the most recent therapy note or have the surgeon/hospital send a copy of the operative report to us. This will help us provide each child with the best treatment!