Pediatric sports medicine program in Denver

At Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) in Denver, our orthopedic care and sports medicine teams collaborate to provide comprehensive youth sports medicine treatments to children and young athletes.

For more information about our youth sports medicine program, please call (877) 752-2737.

Rocky Mountain Pediatric, Ortho One

At Rocky Mountain Pediatric OrthoONE, we treat sports injuries in children of all ages, whether an injury occurs during an organized sport or while playing in the backyard. Our pediatric sports medicine doctors in Denver are trained to care for the unique needs of young athletes and specialize in managing all types of injuries.

Our dedicated team of nationally known orthopedic surgeons, pediatric sports medicine specialists, physician assistants, rehabilitation therapists, athletic trainers and clinical psychologists will develop a detailed, individualized treatment plan or a rehabilitation program, focused on getting your child safely back to his or her active lifestyle.

If surgery is necessary, our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons will discuss appropriate, age-specific surgical options. In addition, RMHC offers patients full access to other pediatric specialties right here on our Denver campus.

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Common youth sports injuries we treat

Our pediatric orthopedic and sports medicine specialists in Denver provide care for a wide range of sports injuries in children, including:

Sports injury surgery

RMHC’s surgeons have been trained in the latest surgical techniques for all types of bone and joint injuries that are common in youth athletes. The sports medicine team meets to discuss each patient’s injury and appropriate surgical management, including post-operative rehabilitation.

Each individual has unique surgical needs. Our surgeons specialize in physeal sparing (growth plate) surgical techniques for kids that are still growing, as well as more traditional surgical intervention for older athletes. It is important that a growing child is evaluated by a pediatric surgeon trained in these techniques.

Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons commonly perform the following surgeries for children:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic procedures
  • Deformity correction
  • Surgical management of broken bones
  • Spine fracture care
  • Ligament and tendon repair
  • Tommy John surgery
  • Labral repair of hip and shoulder

Sports injury rehabilitation

Often, student athletes and children need physical therapy and rehabilitation as a treatment or as pre- or post-surgical rehabilitation to ensure a full, healthy recovery. Our Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Program offers physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to help athletes return to activity safely and quickly.

Youth sports medicine resources

Below are sports medicine resources for parents, teachers and coaches: