Terra Blatnik, MD

Terra Blatnik, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr. Blatnik specializes in the nonoperative treatment of all musculoskeletal sports-related conditions in pediatric and adolescent patients ages 5 and above.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Ankle sprains
  • Apophysitis
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Concussions
  • Elbow pain
  • Female athlete triad
  • Finger and toe injuries
  • Hip pain
  • Knee injuries
  • Overuse injuries in children
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Simple fractures
  • Stress fractures
  • Wrist injuries

Common Procedures

  • Joint injections
  • Trigger point injections

Clinical Office Locations

  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital

    One Children’s Place

    St. Louis, MO 63110

  • St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

    13001 N Outer Forty Rd., Suite 1C

    Town and Country, MO 63017

    (Appointments available until 6pm on Thursdays)

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

  • Everest E,  Tsilianidis L, Raissouni N, Ballock RT, Blatnik T, Haider A, Rogers A, Schweiger B. Post-Injection muscle fibrosis from Lupron. Case Reports in Pediatrics. Accepted for publication
  • Blatnik, T. Sports Hernia: Non-operative treatment. Current Principles of Surgery of the Abdominal Wall, (ed) Martine C, Novitsky Y. (in progress)
  • Bilateral knee pain in a high level gymnast. Clin J Sport Med. 2013 Jan;23(1):77-9
  • Blatnik T, Briskin S. Headache in Athletes.  Pediatric Sports Medicine: Essentials for Office Evaluation, (ed) Koutures C, Wong V. 2014

Research Interests

Dr. Blatnik's research interests include youth injury prevention, sports-related concussions, and the female athlete.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Blatnik specializes in the nonoperative treatment of all musculoskeletal sports-related conditions in pediatric and adolescent patients ages 5 and above, including overuse injuries in children, apophysitis, sports-related concussions, female athlete triad, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist injuries, hip pain, knee injuries, ankle sprains, finger and toe injuries, stress fractures, simple fractures, clavicle fractures, and shin splints.

Background

Dr. Blatnik received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She then completed a Pediatric Residency and a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship from the University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Prior to arriving at Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Blatnik served as a Pediatric Physician for Cleveland Clinic Children's in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Blatnik has experience providing team physician coverage, serving as a Team Physician for the Gymnastics World in Brecksville, OH, Assistant Team Physician for Lake Erie College, Assistant Team Physician for Case Western Reserve University, Team Physician for Hawken High School, Assistant Team Physician for Ursuline College and an Injury Clinic Physician for Elite Gymnastics. Dr. Blatnik is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Medical Sports Medicine Association (AMSSM), American Academy of Pediatrics and the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness.

Board Certifications

  • Dr. Blatnik received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She then completed a Pediatric Residency and a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship from the University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Prior to arriving at Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Blatnik served as a Pediatric Physician for Cleveland Clinic Children's in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Blatnik has experience providing team physician coverage, serving as a Team Physician for the Gymnastics World in Brecksville, OH, Assistant Team Physician for Lake Erie College, Assistant Team Physician for Case Western Reserve University, Team Physician for Hawken High School, Assistant Team Physician for Ursuline College and an Injury Clinic Physician for Elite Gymnastics. Dr. Blatnik is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Medical Sports Medicine Association (AMSSM), American Academy of Pediatrics and the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness.

Medical Degree

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Residency

  • Pediatric Residency, University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Fellowship

  • Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow, University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Overall Research Project—Rainbow Science Day, June 2010
  • Medical Student-Most Excellent in Pediatrics, May 2007

Special Event Coverage:

  • Lake Erie Wrestling Invitational, January 2012
  • Elite All-Star Classic Gymnastics Competition, October 2011
  • National Showcase Figure Skating Competition, August 2011
  • Level 4 and 5 Ohio State Gymnastics Competition, April 2011
  • UAA Track and Field Championships, March 2011
  • Hawken Invitational Wrestling Tournament, December 2010
  • Elite All-Star Classic Gymnastics Competition, October 2010
  • Benedictine Winter Hockey Tournament, December 2010
  • Elite All-Star Classic Gymnastics Tournament, October 2009
  • Elite All-Star Classic Gymnastics Tournament, October 2008
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Dr. Blatnik’s Office Locations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

4S60, Suite 1B

One Children's Place

St Louis, MO 63110

St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 N Outer Forty Rd., Suite 1C

Town and Country, MO 63017

(Appointments available until 6pm on Thursdays)

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