Youth Sports Medicine Program

Why Choose Emory's Youth Sports Medicine Program?

Young, growing athletes require unique and special attention to recover from sports injuries. That's why the experts with the Youth Sports Medicine Program at Emory Sports Medicine work together to design age-appropriate, individualized treatment plans that help young athletes get back in the game as quickly and safely as possible. We have the only program in the entire region that cares for multiple professional and college teams with the same physicians and experts who care for your young athlete.

Our sports medicine physicians look for the root cause of every sports injury and then develop long-term solutions with our surgeons, athletic trainers, and physical therapists, as well as coaches in the community. As a leading academic sports medicine program, we produce innovative research that helps create national recommendations for young athletes and also guides medical, injury prevention, and surgical treatment strategies that allow the safest return to play. Our expertise with all ages allows us to care for your young athlete into adulthood.

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If you have a sports-related injury, use our online scheduling form or scan this QR code.

 Emory and CoachSafely have partnered together to provide education, resources, and training courses for coaches, parents, and other physical educators to limit youth sports-related injuries through preventative measures.

Emory physicians and athletic trainers serve as the team physicians and trainers for more than 20 metro Atlanta high school and collegiate athletic programs including Georgia Tech and Emory University. We also have nationally recognized sport-specific programs in tennis, soccer, basketball, and baseball as well as a high-volume concussion program.

Emory Healthcare is the official healthcare provider of the Atlanta HawksAtlanta BravesAtlanta FalconsAtlanta Dream, and the Harlem Globetrotters. Every day our experience grows. Every day, we are advancing our knowledge base and methodologies so we can better serve our patients.

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Most Common Conditions Sustained in Youth Sports

When children participate in organized or competitive sports at a young age, they run a greater risk of suffering acute and overuse injuries. It's important to be able to prevent, diagnose and treat these conditions as soon as possible so they don't cause long-term health consequences. Visit one of our youth sports medicine physicians immediately if you suspect your young athlete is experiencing any of the following:
  • Sprains and strains
  • Dislocations
  • Cartilage and joint problems
  • Tendonitis
  • Concussions
  • Fractures
  • Growth plate injuries
  • Heat illnesses
  • Nutrition and supplement issues
  • Eating disorders
From medical evaluations, exercise counseling and rehabilitation to innovative surgical treatments, our sports medicine team helps active children and teens get the specialized care they need to bounce back after injury. Look to the Emory Youth Sports Program professionals for help managing the following conditions:
  • General Medicine
    • Concussion
    • Cramping
    • Dehydration
    • Female athlete triad
    • Overtraining
  • Junior/Adolescent Injuries
    • Spine stress fracture
    • Growth plate injuries
  • Shoulder
    • Biceps
    • Growth plate stress injury
    • Instability
    • Labral tears
    • Rotator cuff
  • Elbow
    • Apophysitis
    • Elbow fracture
    • Flexor-pronator mass strains
    • Osteochondral lesions
    • Ulnar collateral ligament
  • Wrist
    • Fractures
    • Tendon injury
    • TFCC (cartilage)
  • Spine (back/neck)
    • Bone stress injuries
    • Lumbar disc
    • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Muscle injuries/muscle cramping
    • Calf
    • Groin
    • Hamstring
    • Quadriceps
  • Hip/groin
    • Apophyseal fracture
    • Groin strains
    • Hip impingement
    • Hip labral tears
    • Osteitis pubis
    • Sports hernia
  • Knee
    • ACL tears
    • Ligament injuries
    • Osgood-Schlatter
    • Osteochondral injuries
    • Patellar dislocation
    • Patellofemoral pain
    • Patellar tendon
  • Leg
    • Calf strains
    • Exertional leg pain
    • Shin splints
    • Stress fractures
  • Foot/ankle
    • Accessory navicular
    • Achilles tendon
    • Ankle fracture
    • Bone stress injuries
    • Sever's disease
    • Ankle sprain

Success Story: Young Hockey Player Successfully Rebounds After Surgery


Video: Sports Injury Prevention In Kids

Find a Location Near You

Call 678-833-0367 to schedule an appointment with a youth sports medicine physician today at one of these convenient locations:

  • Emory Sports Medicine Complex - Atlanta (Brookhaven)
    1968 Hawks Lane
    Brookhaven, GA 30329
  • Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Center - Dunwoody
    4555 North Shallowford Road, NE
    Atlanta, GA 30329
  • Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Center - Flowery Branch
    4450 Falcon Pkwy
    Flowery Branch, GA 30542
  • Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Center - Johns Creek
    6335 Hospital Parkway
    Suite 400
    Johns Creek, GA 30097
  • Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Center - Smyrna
    3903 S Cobb Drive, SE
    Suite 275
    Smyrna, GA 30080