Sports Injuries

The Sports Medicine and Joint Preservation 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.

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

Nicole A. Friel,  M.D.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sports Medicine Specialist

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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