Center of Excellence for the Female Athlete
Female Athletes Differ from Male Athletes
That’s Why We Treat You Differently.
Girls’ participation in high school sports has grown from less than 300,000 in the early 1970s to almost 3.5 million during the 2018-19 school year. In fact, female adolescents now make up almost 43% of high school athletes, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. Due to their unique anatomic and psychological differences, female athletes are at an increased risk of sustaining ACL tears and overuse injuries compared to their male counterparts. The athletes are most susceptible during periods of rapid growth, and with proper or timely interventions, many injuries can frequently be prevented.
The Center of Excellence for the Female Athlete
Our keen focus is on the specialized needs and injuries of female athletes, including their unique medical conditions AND psychological pressures, namely in the field of pediatric sports medicine. With three female pediatric orthopedic surgeons and a nationally-certified orthopedic physician assistant, we provide a safe space for female athletes to discuss their injuries with a team of pediatric orthopedic and pediatric sports medicine specialists.
Dr. Samara Friedman
Dr. Anna Katsman
Dr. Sarah Stelma
Jaime Morley, MS, PA-C
Our highly-credentialed physicians treat child and adolescent female athletes for the following injuries and orthopedic conditions:
• Knee injuries, including ACL tears, meniscus tears, and knee cap dislocations
• Shoulder and elbow injuries, including sprains, tears, dislocation, and instability
• Hip injuries, including hip dysplasia, sprains, strains, impingement, and labral tears
• Foot and ankle injuries, including ankle sprains
• Scoliosis and other spine deformities
• Fractures, ligament and muscle/tendon injuries
• Overuse and growth plate injuries, including osteochondritis dissecans
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