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U18 Sports Medicine

When Injuries Hit, Our All-Star Sports Medicine Team Is Ready to Help

U18 Sports Medicine, a Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital program located at Memorial Hospital Miramar, takes great pride in maintaining a high standard of excellence in the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders in children and teens. From diagnosis through rehabilitation, we're here to help every step of the way.

Our Sports Medicine Team Roster:

  • Board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeons affiliated with Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, one of the most trusted names in healthcare
  • Certified orthopedic physical therapists with sports medicine experience
  • A nurse practitioner, physician's assistant and athletic trainers to support care and help patients return to peak performance

Undivided Attention, Individualized Care

What sets us apart from other sports medicine centers? It's the undivided attention we give our patients. Young athletes don't have to be MVPs to get the VIP treatment from us. We consider every sports medicine patient special, and we develop our treatment plans accordingly, taking into account age, gender, diagnosis and sport-specific concerns. And unlike facilities where physical therapy is offered in a group setting, U18 Sports Medicine provides one-on-one sessions lasting a full 45 minutes for better outcomes and personalized care.

Care for Many Sports-Related Injuries

We diagnose and treat an extensive variety of acute and chronic injuries experienced by athletes under 18, including:

  • ACL injuries
  • Fractures
  • Gender-specific concerns
  • Growth plate injuries
  • Little League elbow
  • Overuse injuries
  • Sprains and strains

We even have expertise in conditions that affect overall wellness, such as female athlete triad (a combination of three interrelated problems – eating disorder, amenorrhea and osteoporosis). Best of all, with the full support of the pediatric emergency departments of Memorial Hospital Miramar and nearby Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, we're always ready to spring into action.

Designed with Young Athletes in Mind

Just like our health care team, our U18 Sports Medicine facility was developed to help meet the needs of student athletes and their families. With experts housed under one roof on the Memorial Hospital Miramar campus, our goal is to cover all the bases and provide comprehensive, one-stop care.

Our sports medicine facility's competitive advantages include:

  • Leading-edge technology
  • Advanced X-ray diagnostics
  • A dedicated casting room for fractures
  • Sports-specific equipment for physical rehabilitation

What's more, our office is comfortable and inviting. Family members can relax in the waiting area and still have a full view of the physical therapy gym.

Get to Know Us

For more information visit U18SportsMedicine.com for:

  • A virtual tour of our facility
  • Staff biographies
  • Information about treatment and prevention of common injuries
  • Educational opportunities for coaches and families

Experience the exceptional patient- and family-centered care that makes U18 Sports Medicine a leader in sports medicine services for young athletes. For more information about U18 Sports Medicine at Memorial Hospital Miramar, or to schedule an appointment, please call (954) 538-5500.


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