Study: Young female athletes at higher knee injury risk
It’s back to school time which also means the start of fall sports but doctors in St. Louis are warning young athletes to be careful because they are seeing a rise in injuries in girls.
Low-Dose Hip CT Reduces Radiation by 90%
To determine if low-dose computed tomography (CT) protocols would make a difference in minimizing radiation in hip preservation surgery, a multicenter team of researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study of 59 patients, 41 of whom received a low-dose CT and 18 received the traditional dose of CT radiation.
'I just noticed my knees looked different': Teen overcomes condition to excel
ST. CLAIR, Mo. – Stephanie Sohn's cheers are loud and proud each time her daughter steps on the court, possibly because she doesn't take any moment for granted.
This is the other devastating sports injury parents should be concerned about
ST. LOUIS – Concussions aren't the only major sports injury that parents should be concerned about. Just ask Michael Slater.
Coming Back From ACL Injury
Having an ACL tear can be hard on a young athlete. Recent studies estimate that nearly 250,000 ACL injuries occur annually in the United States. If reconstruction is indicated, a reconstructed ACL is as strong and sometimes even stronger than the original anterior cruciate ligament.
Girls soccer preseason spotlight: Preventing ACL injuries is a goal for all teams
Duchesne sophomore Megan Wiseman has been through her share of tough battles on the soccer pitch in both high school and club soccer.
Get Moving: St. Louis Children’s Hospital
From hectic training and game schedules to balancing school and social lives, young athletes have enough to contend with before injury even enters the equation.
Youth sports injuries on the rise
According to the CDC, 3.5 million kids under 14-years-old are hurt playing sports each year. A report by a sports medicine center says it is reaching epidemic proportions.
Luke Kicks On
A serious knee injury did more than take soccer from Luke Giesing—it also robbed him of part of his identity. Surgery and rehabilitation at St. Louis Children’s Hospital helped him heal in body and spirit.
Meet the Future of Injury Prevention
Young athletes can now benefit from a new frontier of motion analysis technology to potentially prevent injuries that frequently leave them sidelined.
Should Child Athletes Lift Weights?
Team sports help children and teenagers in so many ways. Young athletes get regular exercise. They also learn self-control and how to work on a team. But sports may make parents and children feel pressure to be more competitive.
Josef's Femur Fracture
Josef Marchuetz was a sophomore linebacker at Hillsborough High School when he severely fractured his femur during a JV football game after getting hit hard from the side.
Injury Should Never Interrupt the Promise of Greatness - Tajah Foster Walker
Tajah Foster-Walker has older siblings, and because of that her mom, Tango Walker, describes her as having “grown up in a gym.” At age 5, she took an interest in basketball.
Youth Sports Specialization
In the competitive world of youth sports, less children are playing multiple sports and instead focusing on one sport year-round. Club teams designed for year-long play are surpassing school-based sports in popularity.
Young Athlete Center Specializes in Treating Sports-Related Injuries
Recognizing the importance of athletics in the lives of children and adolescents today, Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital have established the Young Athlete Center that specializes in treating this growing patient population.
Official Medical Provider for Lou Fusz Athletic
The Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Young Athlete Center has teamed up with Lou Fusz Athletic (LFA) in our commitment to keeping players on the field and in the game.
Overuse Injuries in Youth Baseball Pitchers
The competitive nature of youth baseball drives young players to compete year-round. The result? An increased risk for overuse injuries -- especially in baseball pitchers.
Tyler's Shoulder Fracture
14 year old Tyler Heidbrink was an all-star athlete, playing football and basketball, and competing with a select baseball team in his hometown.