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Nicklaus Children's Orthopedic Surgery Program

Sports Medicine Newsletter

We are eager to share our Sports Medicine Program newsletter. This piece is designed to provide patients and families with an overview of the latest sports medicine news, research studies, and injury prevention tips.

Preseason Conditioning: The Key to Performance and Injury Prevention

With busy summer schedules filled with social events and vacations, most athletes neglect an important component of training for their sport-preseason conditioning.

Baseball Injuries in Children

Thousands of children who play in baseball leagues are seen each year complaining of elbow or shoulder pain. Injuries in these young athletes are on the verge of becoming an epidemic. Damage or tear to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) should be treated immediately, otherwise it is difficult to repair or rehabilitate.

Safety Concerns with Hoverboards

​The recent holiday season’s most popular toy, the hoverboard, is causing concern among the medical experts at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. 

Sports Medicine at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Craig Spurdle and Dr. Stephen Swirsky explain new surgical techniques and the prevention of sports injuries in children.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (786) 624-2778 or toll free 1-888-624-2778.


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