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Pediatric Sports Injury and Fractures

Care and programs for sports injuries and fractures

Pediatric specialists working collaboratively for your child

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Pediatric Sports Injury and Fractures

Whether it's a sprained ankle or a broken bone, sports injuries are never fun. But as most parents know, bumps, falls and accidents go hand-in-hand with childhood. The increasing number of young athletes competing in sports-related activities has led to a rise in pediatric sports injuries, which need to be treated differently than similar adult injuries. Shriners Hospitals for Children is one of the largest networks of hospitals, medical centers and outpatient facilities in North America that specialize in pediatric orthopaedics, giving us a truly unique vantage point when it comes to evaluating and treating pediatric sports injuries in our sport injury clinics.

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A full team of pediatric specialists, including pediatricians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, orthotists, prosthetists, radiologists, surgeons and nutritionists may be part of your child’s care and rehabilitation team following an injury. Our team works collaboratively, providing a greater understanding of your child and the condition being treated.

We're committed to delivering outstanding care in a way that makes each and every child feel safe, valued and respected – in a patient and family-centered environment.

Care for sports injuries and fractures is offered at Shriners Hospitals for Children locations that specialize in pediatric orthopaedics.

Find a Location Near You

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22 Locations Across North America

Location Specialties
  • Burn Care
  • Craniofacial and Cleft Lip/Palate
  • Neuromuscular
  • Orthopaedics
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sports Injury and Fractures
  • Therapy and Rehabilitation

Notice: Treatments and services vary by location. Contact nearest hospital for specific details.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is proud to have a distinguished team of pediatric orthopaedic specialists who are guided by the latest clinical and scientific research. Their interdisciplinary approach lends itself to collaboration with other clinicians and sub-specialty care providers. This allows for what we call wraparound care, which serves the whole child   ̶  physically, emotionally and psychologically.

We treat a wide range of acute and stable sports injuries, from sprains and broken bones to muscle strains and injured joints.

In many cases, same or next-day appointments are available. Shriners Hospitals for Children also regularly treats the following conditions:

  • ACL injuries
  • Meniscal tears
  • Ankle injuries
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Fractures
  • Patellar (knee cap) instability
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Labral tears

Shriners Hospitals for Children understands that every injury is different. We work closely with families to create individualized treatment and rehabilitation plans that are tailored to each patient.

Conditions, treatments and services provided may vary by location. Please consult with the Shriners Hospitals for Children location nearest you. See zip code search feature to the right.

Our medical support services are designed to foster healing and rehabilitation from start to finish. Depending on the injury, additional support services may help optimize the recovery process. Your child's health care team will perform a thorough evaluation and provide the most appropriate care, every step of the way.

Shriners Hospitals for Children offers a wide-ranging set of support services related to sports injuries and fractures, such as:

Conditions, treatments and services provided may vary by location. Please consult with the Shriners Hospitals for Children location nearest you. See zip code search feature to the right.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is one of the world's most respected pediatric health care systems, with 22 locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Telehealth capabilities help our physical locations care for patients from select rural and underdeveloped regions. Additionally, our national and international outreach programs and community clinics reach thousands of children who would not otherwise have access to pediatric specialty care. Many locations also offer sport injury clinics that care for children with stable (non-emergency) sport injuries.

What to expect

Our priority is our patients, which is why each and every family is always met with compassion, hope and respect. We understand that many families are navigating complex medical issues, and Shriners Hospitals for Children works hard to make the journey as easy as possible.

Insurance and payment information

Most major insurance providers are accepted; however, insurance coverage is not required for care. Any child under 18 with a medical condition or medical need that is within the health care system’s scope of services, is eligible for care. Shriners Hospitals for Children offers financial assistance to those in need.

Before your appointment

Prior to your first visit, be sure to gather any medical records and documents, assistive technology or adaptive devices that may be relevant to the health care team.

This checklist should be helpful when preparing for your first appointment:

  • List of current medications your child is taking
  • X-rays or other diagnostic images/reports
  • Your child’s primary care and referring physicians' names, addresses, and phone and fax numbers
  • Insurance card and photo ID

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What sets us apart is the innovative way in which we treat sports injuries and fractures. Shriners Hospitals for Children leverages the most up-to-date research and technology while drawing on the rich experience of our sports medicine physicians. This is what really elevates our pediatric orthopaedic care and rehabilitation services.

The first Shriners Hospital opened in 1922. Since that time, the health care system has cared for 1.4 million children across the world. Whether it's a minor sports injury or a major fracture, we provide warm, compassionate care that puts families first.

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