Sports Medicine

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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 Sports Medicine 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.

Make an appointment

Please call our Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or via email at A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child. The key to success is dedication, timing and teamwork between the patient, families and medical team. We tailor each child’s regimen to their specific needs. Each child’s outcome will depend, in part, on the severity of their condition.

Shriners Success Story

Antwon patient of the Sports Medicine Team at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Sacramento/ Northern CaliforniaMeet Antwon



Thrower’s Shoulder / Little League Shoulder

Shoulder Dislocation / Shoulder Instability

Arthroscopic and Open Stabilization Procedures

Labral Tears

Arthroscopic Labral Repair

SLAP Tears

Arthroscopic SLAP Repair

Bone loss of the glenoid or humerus

Latarjet, Bone Block, Allograft

Rotator Cuff Tears

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Sprains and Separations

Arthroscopic and Open Fixation

Cartilage Sefects of the Shoulder

Cartilage Restoration

Scapular Winging

Failed Prior Shoulder Surgery


Ligament Injuries including Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), Posterolateral Corner (PLC), Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL), and Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)

Primary and Revision Ligament Reconstruction

Surgical Techniques to Preserve the Physis (Growth Plate)

Meniscus Tears

Meniscus Repair

Meniscus Transplant

Patellar instability

MPFL Reconstruction

Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy

Cartilage Defects

Cartilage Restoration



Osteochondral Grafts

Osteochondritis Dissecans

Mechanical Malalignment

Guided Growth


Patellofemoral Pain

Patellar Tendinosis

Quadriceps and Patellar Tendon Injuries


Hip Dysplasia

Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO)

Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)

Arthroscopic and Open Procedures

Labral Tears

Arthroscopic Repair

Cartilage Lesions

Cartilage Restoration

The Medical Team



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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