Sports Medicine/Ortho

Published on May 18, 2016
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Last May, Ava Cardoso-Smith, then 14, strode across the stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, took the microphone and belted out a rendition of “You Raise Me Up.” Her performance was part of a charity gala benefiting programs for Los Angeles-area foster children, and the... Read More
Published on February 4, 2016
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Blog post written by Kristin Flynn, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist II, Rehabilitation, Children's Hospital Los Angeles No matter the age or intensity of play, after a sports injury an athlete’s main goal is usually to get back on the field. However, as a parent your main concern... Read More
Published on December 24, 2015
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With the controversy over Concussion, the film starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin, Tracy Zaslow, MD, Sports Concussion Program in the Children’s Orthopaedic Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, was asked to share important information on sports-related head trauma.... Read More
Published on December 9, 2015
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Taking Concussions seriously Concussions in professional sports players have been prominently featured in the news recently. As a parent of two active boys involved in sports, I always worry about concussion injuries. How a concussion happens Concussions can occur while... Read More
Published on December 4, 2015
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At just 5 years old, Joshua Solis knows his way to the Children’s Orthopaedic Center, notices when kids have casts like he did, and refers to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as “my hospital.” That’s no surprise, since he’s been treated by the Musculoskeletal Tumor Program at... Read More
Published on November 20, 2015
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“You get to hit the ball,” explains 6-year-old Jonny Maldonado. “And you get to run.” The Bakersfield first-grader is talking about why baseball has become one of his favorite sports (along with soccer and wrestling). Last spring, he played shortstop on his first T-ball team,... Read More
Published on July 16, 2015
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CrossFit—you’ve probably seen this word pop up recently,­­ with its fast-growing popularity among athletes or anyone who has shown an interest in working out. The workouts provided in CrossFit are challenging and seem fun, but should you let your young athlete participate? More... Read More
Published on June 8, 2015
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Juliette Clark was told she’d never play water polo again. Now, she’s going for her second gold medal. Thirteen-year-old Juliette Clark is spending a lot of long days at the pool lately. But she’s not just soaking up the summer sun—she’s getting ready for the National Junior... Read More
Published on October 17, 2014
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Editor’s Note: This blog was written by one of our patients and provides a closer look at the challenges young athletes face during injury.                   My name is Michael Osborn and I am a rising senior at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, California. I have been... Read More
Published on March 24, 2014
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By J. Lee Pace, MD, director of Sports Medicine, Children's Orthopaedic Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.Spring is upon us and that means all our young baseball players are gearing up for the season! Since we’re in Southern California, baseball is pretty much year round... Read More
Published on January 10, 2014
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By Tracy Zaslow, MD, medical director, Sports Medicine Program in Children’s Orthopaedic Center (COC) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.Is your family one of the 78 million people heading out to the slopes this winter? Skiing and snowboarding are popular recreational activities... Read More
Published on December 17, 2013
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By Tracy Zaslow, MD, medical director, Sports Medicine and Concussion Program in Children’s Orthopaedic Center (COC) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Rebecca B. Koppel, premed student and mentee of Dr. Zaslow.In hockey, concussions occur most often by getting “checked” by... Read More
Published on November 15, 2013
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By Tracy Zaslow, MD, Medical Director, Children’s Orthopaedic Center (COC) Sports Medicine and Concussion Programs and Allison Farfel, premed student and mentee of Dr. Zaslow. Our spines hold our bodies upright, allowing us to run, jump and play the sports we love. You may have... Read More
Published on March 4, 2013
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Danny's physician was preparing his parents, Carlos & Aracely, for the worst . . . soon, it would be time to take their 18-month old boy off of the machines keeping him alive. The toddler was living on a ventilator and a feeding tube and was in jeopardy of losing his life.... Read More
Published on August 23, 2012
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The summer Olympics came and went as quickly as a 100 meter sprinter. Watching the summer Olympics inspired many of us at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Not only did the Olympic athletes inspire doctors, nurses and staff, our young patients caught the Olympic "bug." With that... Read More
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I often think about the memories my children will carry into their adulthood of playing with dad (me!). Riding bikes, splashing in the pool or the many trips to the playground are all great things we do in warm weather. But don’t feel stuck indoors when the weather goes cold.... Read More
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The weather is warming and the days are longer, which means it’s time to dust off the family bicycles and go for a ride—May is National Bike Month! Aside from the fact that May is National Bike Month, there are a number of reasons to continue biking as a family throughout the... Read More
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Did you know May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? Even though it’s one month, being active and participating in sports should be a year-round thing, even during the winter. However, with summer approaching, there is no better time to encourage your child to go... Read More
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As a rehab nurse, I often take care of young athletes with sports injuries, including head injuries. In fact, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles treats many of these patients in the Department of Rehabilitative Medicine. Recently, a friend came to me for advice about her son.... Read More

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