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Sports injuries

Sports injuries

The sports medicine team at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California serves Saturday morning soccer stars, aspiring college athletes and all the sports and fitness enthusiasts in between. Noted orthopaedic surgeons team with physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, physical therapists and other professionals to help children and adolescents achieve fitness goals. Injuries to the knee, shoulder and ankle can compromise athletic performance and the Northern California Shriners Hospital team stands ready to help recreational and competitive athletes return to the playing field strong and able. The course of care is determined individually for each patient. Treatment options include conservative care, observation, therapy, bracing, surgical and non-surgical options.

Meet one of our patients and read their success stories.

Conditions treated include:

Sports Injuries

  • ACL/meniscal tears
  • Ankle injuries
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Fractures
  • Patellar instability
  • Shoulder dislocations

Adolescent hip disorders

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Impingement
  • Labral tears


Clinical research studies focus on improving non-surgical and surgical outcomes of pediatric sports injuries.