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Sports Medicine Conditions

Our physicians make every attempt to stay at the forefront of treatment advances, making sure they provide o​ur patients with the best care possible. We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating children's sports injuries. The following is a list of many of the conditions we treat.

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Mallet Finger

An injury involving the last joint of the finger caused either by injury to the extensor tendon or to the bone where it inserts. The extensor tendon straightens the last joint.

Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries

Injury to one of the four major ligaments of the knee, connecting the thigh bone to the shinbone, typically by a blow to the outside of the knee or an inward twisting of the knee.

Medial Epicondyle Avulsion Fracture

An elbow injury that occurs most often in young baseball players. These fractures of the bony protrusion inside the elbow, are the most common elbow injury during adolescence.

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)

A condition that causes pain over the shin bone, the most common cause of “shin splints,” the general term used to describe sports-related pain over that bone.

Meniscus Injuries

Athletes most commonly tear the meniscus during a sudden twisting, pivoting, cutting or decelerating motion of the knee with the foot planted on the ground. Learn more.

Metatarsal Stress Fractures

Fractures occurring in the second, third and fourth metatarsal bones of the foot, usually caused by repetitive, high-impact, weight-bearing activities.

Muscle Contusion

An injury to the soft tissue (muscle fibers, connective tissue and/or blood vessels and nerves) of the upper leg, with the most commonly involved muscle being the quadriceps.