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Jeremy Frank, MD - US. Olympic Training Center
Orthopedic conditions affect people of all ages, from new borns to elderly individuals. Some conditions may be congenital while some may be developed after birth.
Our expert team of physicians, surgeons and nurses specialize in providing the utmost care and best possible treatment for spine disorders in the pediatric population.
Sports medicine involves treating sports injuries which occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising.
The hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints and is the point where the thigh bone (femur) and the pelvis (acetabulum) join.
Limb lengthening is a reconstructive procedure where the deformed bone is straightened or missing bone is replaced.


Personalized Physical Therapy Puts Bryant Back on the Court

Bryant could hear the whistles blowing as he walked by the gymnasium. He had grown up playing football, golfing and swimming, but basketball was his true passion. As he got older, it became more difficult for him to participate in the activities that he loved. Instead of running up and down the court with the basketball team after school, he would head home to soak his aching feet in the bathtub.

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No off-season for sports injuries


As a new season of school sports and youth leagues gets underway, medical professionals are gearing up for the sprained ankles, skinned knees, broken arms and other injuries that inevitably come with the games.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 80 percent of sports-related injuries in children result from playing football, basketball, baseball or soccer. Two-thirds of those injuries are soft-tissue injuries, including sprains and strains. Only 5 percent of children’s sports injuries involve broken bones.

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Student Athletes Benefit from Individualized Treatment at U18 Sports Medicine

South Florida Hospital News
December 2009

Becoming involved in a sport is one of the healthiest things that a child can do. In addition to learning important life lessons, sports can provide kids with the exercise that they need while promoting healthy habits. Unfortunately, sports sometimes also cause injuries, which is why it’s important for student athletes to have a place they can go where physicians specialize in sports medicine for children under 18.

Physical Therapist Natalia Pallares

Physical Therapist Natalia Pallares, U-18 Sports Medicine at Memorial Hospital Miramar, working with a patient who had disc surgery.

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For young athletes, injuries need special care

More programs are using procedures and surgical techniques tailored for kids.

Children’s hospitals are expanding programs to care for a fast-growing category of young patients: injured athletes.

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Making A Splash

Scoliosis surgery can’t keep swimmer out of the pool — or competition
South Florida Parenting Magazine – July 2006

Becca Heller is a 12-year-old with a mission. Devoted to the sport of swimming and committed to a training schedule that would make most adults drop from exhaustion, Becca will let nothing stop her.

Not frustration or fatigue. Not gentle teasing from her family. Not pressure from her friends. Nothing.

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