Young athletes in Orange County have greater access to sports medicine care as a non-surgical sports medicine specialist joins CHOC
Preventing and Treating Concussions
The CHOC multidisciplinary team of concussion experts can help treat concussions, and help patients ease back into school & sports.
CHOC Experts Discuss Sports Injury Prevention
Early specialization and lack of diversity are more common in young athletes today and can increase the chances of injury.
The Importance of Heart Screenings for Athletes
Parents of young athletes should talk to their pediatrician about getting pre-participation sports physicals that include heart screenings.
Crawling, Walking and Hip Disorders
Orthopaedics diagnoses and treats conditions of the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Kids and Spine Issues
Scoliosis is a medical condition in which the spine is curved in either an “s” or “c” shape. If caught early, it can be treated with bracing.
Kids and common sports injuries
One of the most common sports injuries in kids is from repetitive stress usually at the elbow, the wrist, the ankle, the knee, or the foot.
Dr. John Schlechter Talks About Overuse Injuries in Children
CHOC Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Schlechter talks about common overuse injuries in children, what causes them and how they are treated.
Taking Care of Your Child’s Cast
The experts at the CHOC Orthopaedic Institute understand that kids with casts – and their parents – have lots of questions.