Tag "pediatric sports medicine"

How is Mr. Redlegs getting ready for Opening Day? By having a little April Fools’ Day fun at Cincinnati Children’s! The Cincinnati Reds mascot made short stops all over the medical center, causing mischief and leaving paper copies of his › Continue Reading

Parents often ask me: “Should I let my kid play football?” Or hockey, or lacrosse, or soccer, or any other contact sport. Their biggest concern with these sports has to do with concussions, and rightfully so. The concussion topic has been › Continue Reading
Wrist injuries happen in all kinds of sports – football, basketball, gymnastics, cheerleading and even in sports like soccer where the hands don’t typically come into play. As with many common sports injuries, parents often choose to take the “wait › Continue Reading
The latest research shows youth sports participation has increased dramatically across the country in recent years. In some cases, a young athlete is focusing on single sport at a young age. As a result, we are seeing an increase of › Continue Reading

If you’re the parent of a young athlete, you’re likely familiar with sports physicals. You’ve seen the ads for them: short wait times, no appointment needed, open seven days a week. But are these quick medical check-ups the best way › Continue Reading

Fall sports are in full swing and many youth football players are hitting the field and learning the ins and outs of the game.  With this high contact sport, a common sports injury follows. Acromioclavicular Separation or AC sprain is also › Continue Reading
A swimmer with shoulder pain is pretty common to anyone who knows the sport. With few exceptions, shoulder pain in a swimmer will be an overuse injury, meaning it builds over time with continuous irritation from the same motions over › Continue Reading

Everyone is outside again, playing sports and having fun in warmer weather.  As spring sports seasons progress, I always see an increase in injuries and pain. As director of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s, I see many young athletes in clinic › Continue Reading

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries I see as a physician of sports medicine. It’s estimated that two million ankle sprains occur across the country every year – almost half taking place during sports-related activity. Ankle sprains › Continue Reading

Sports Fractures 101

Fractures, or broken bones, are the most common injuries we see in orthopaedic sports medicine. During childhood, about 50% of females and 60% of males will suffer a fracture at some point, and for many kids, the injuries will happen › Continue Reading
With fall sports in full swing, we are seeing new patients every week who are struggling in their sport due to the pain of an overuse injury. This term is used often, but is often not fully understood. The following › Continue Reading
If you have a young, budding athlete in your house, you’re probably aware that your child needs to drink plenty of fluids and eat a balanced diet to function at her best. But did you know that there are certain › Continue Reading

You might be asking yourself why a Cincinnati Children’s researcher would be interested in NFL concussion rates. I realize that the connection might not be immediately apparent. Sure, I love football and even played in college, but that’s not why › Continue Reading

Jump. Stop. Pivot. Pop! That’s the sound most athletes hear when they suffer a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), one of the most common and painful knee injuries. And it’s eight times more likely to happen to your teenage daughter than it › Continue Reading

October and November are full of opportunities to take part in a brisk walk or run to benefit a miriad of fantastic causes. If you’re thinking about hitting the pavement to raise awareness and funds for your favorite organizations, our › Continue Reading