Children's Hospital Colorado

Common Orthopedic Injuries Among High School Athletes (S6:E13)

Nearly 8 million students participate in high school sports each year. With the increasing popularity of club sports, most young athletes dedicate their time to their sports year-round. Participating in organized sports improves physical and mental health; however, an injury to an athlete that limits their ability to perform can be devastating.

Listen to pediatric experts discuss common orthopedic injuries

In this episode, Curtis VandenBerg, MD, joins us to discuss common orthopedic injuries among young athletes and how these injuries can be treated and prevented.

Dr. VandenBerg specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Children's Hospital Colorado.

In this episode, our experts discuss:

  • The most common year-round and seasonal orthopedic injuries
  • Types of overuse injuries, such as meniscus tears, patellar instability and throwing injuries
  • Thoughts on sports specialization
  • Sport-specific injuries in gymnastics, baseball, football and soccer
  • Common missed diagnoses or delayed presentations
  • Recommendations for diagnosis, managing symptoms and returning to activity
  • The impact of mental health in youth sports

Sports medicine at Children’s Colorado

At the Sports Medicine Center, our pediatric sports medicine experts, including doctors, athletic trainers, physical therapists, dietitians and other specialists, lead the region in state-of-the-art treatment for young athletes.

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