Sports Injuries

The Sports Medicine team at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California serves Saturday morning soccer stars, aspiring college athletes and all the sports and fitness enthusiasts in between. Noted orthopaedic surgeons team with physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, physical therapists and other professionals to help children and adolescents achieve fitness goals.  Injuries to the knee, shoulder and ankle can compromise athletic performance, and the Shriners team stands ready to help recreational and competitive athletes return to the playing field strong and able.  The course of care is determined individually for each patient, and treatment options include open surgery and arthroscopic techniques, including cartilage restoration.

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Medical Concentration

Sports Injuries

  • ACL
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Patellar Instability
  • Shoulder Dislocations

Adolescent Hip Disorders

The Medical Team

Brian Haus, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sports Medicine Specialist
Dr. Haus specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, pediatric trauma, arthroscopy, and joint preservation. Dr. Haus also performs hip preservation surgery in adolescents with hip disorders.

Debra Templeton, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Templeton focuses exclusively on Pediatric Orthopaedics, which includes reconstruction, scoliosis, sports, and trauma. In 1994, she was a Member of the United States Olympic Development Track and Field Team.

Cassandra Buell, N.P.
Nurse Practitioner

Melina McCahon, P.A.
Physician Assistant

Penny Graham, R.N.
Case Manager


Clinical research studies focus on improving non-surgical and surgical outcomes of pediatric sports injuries.

Patient Referral

916-453-2111 (Emergency Referral)
916-453-2395 (fax)

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