Professional Resources for Sports Medicine

We offer many resources for referring physicians, other professionals in the medical field, and those in training for their medical careers. 

For referring physicians

Refer a patient to the Division of Orthopedics: To discuss a potential referral, schedule a comprehensive evaluation or seek a second opinion, please call or contact us online. Our orthopedic specialists are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Post-operative protocols: The Sports Medicine team offers downloadable post-operative protocols to healthcare professionals to assist patients who have had sports injury correction surgeries.

Orthopedics Update: Our newsletter, Orthopedics Update, spotlights new programs, surgical advances and cutting-edge research in the field of pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine. Subscribe online.

Safety in surgery: Safety is the basis of everything we do and every decision we make regarding a child's care. Nowhere is safety more important than during surgery — when patients are often most vulnerable.

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Concussion: How to properly perform a concussion evaluation in children and teens, including a physical exam, taking a history and gathering information about the incident.


Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship: The Sports and Performance Medicine Center in cooperation with Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute, offers a one-year clinical fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine. 

Online education

CHOP’s Online Pediatric Education Network (OPEN) allows us to provide pediatric medical education to healthcare professionals from around the world. Orthopaedics is one of the many pediatric specialties represented in these educational offerings, which cover the latest advances in pediatric care, clinical educational resources and more. Sports topics include fractures, overuse injuries, the female athlete and sex-based differences, and more.

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Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Virtual Lecture Series

Join us for an installment of our Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Virtual Lecture Series, hosted by the Division of Orthopaedics and the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. View a list of topics covered, and register now to attend an upcoming webinar or access the recordings for past events.

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Sports Medicine research: Clinicians in CHOP’s Sports Medicine and Performance Center are actively involved in more than 30 current research projects and clinical trials.

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Safety in Surgery

Your child's safety is at the root of every decision we make about the care we provide.

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Your Child's Appointment

Learn what you can expect at your child's first appointment with the Division of Orthopaedics.