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.

Exam demonstration videos

Upper Extremities: How to properly perform an upper extremity exam on a pediatric patient, including evaluating for rotator cuff injuries, fractures of the proximal humerus and clavicle, overuse injuries and more.

Back: How to properly perform a back exam on a pediatric patient, including a full assessment of range of motion, muscle strength, and sensory/reflex; and when findings for scoliosis warrant consultation with a specialist.

Hip: Video How to properly perform a hip exam on a pediatric patient, including assessment for Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and more.

Hand and Wrist: How to properly perform a hip exam on a pediatric patient, including assessment for Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and more.

Knee: How to properly perform a knee exam on a pediatric patient, including assessment for Osgood-Schlatter disease, stress fractures, shin splints, tendonitis, ACL injuries and more.

Foot and Ankle: How to properly perform a foot and ankle exam on a pediatric patient, including assessment for tarsal coalition, neurological conditions, Sever's disease, high ankle sprains, distal fibula fractures and more.

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.

Fellowships

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. 

Research

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.

Publications: Review recent publications by the members of the Division of Orthopedics and its partners, the Center for Sports Medicine and Performance and the Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome.

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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