Young Athlete Center

The orthopedic and sports medicine team at the Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Young Athlete Center is dedicated to caring for pediatric and adolescent athletes with sports-related injuries, and is fully committed to return patients to their sport or activity as quickly and as safely as possible. The Young Athlete Center offers:

  • Same-day appointments
  • Comprehensive evaluations by Washington University orthopedic and sports medicine physicians
  • On-site radiology, imaging, casting and splinting services
  • Nonsurgical management of sports-related injuries
  • Minimally invasive, surgical treatment of sports-related injuries, with same-day discharge
  • Pediatric specialty care of fractures
  • Sports-related concussion assessments
  • Orthopedics, sports medicine, physical therapy, adolescent medicine, pain management, sports psychology, rheumatology, cardiology, nutrition and other specialties

Make an appointment today by calling 314-514-3500, or request an appointment online.

Resources

Young Athlete Center Blog

Follow our Young Athlete Center blog for injury prevention tips, patient education materials, articles on common sports injuries and more.

Upcoming Events

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Center Directors

Jeffrey Nepple, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Young Athlete Center

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Mark Halstead, MD

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Sports Concussion Program
Medical Director, Young Athlete Center

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Conditions We Treat

General Sports Medicine Injuries

  • Fractures
  • Stress Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains
  • Sports concussions
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Growth Plate (Physeal) Fractures

Upper Extremity

Shoulder

  • Little League Shoulder
  • Shoulder Dislocations/Instability
  • Multidirection Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis/Tears

Elbow

  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Little League Elbow
  • Medial Epicondyle Fractures
  • Olecranon Stress Fractures
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) of Capitellum

Lower Extremity

Hip

  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Acetabular Dysplasia
  • Hip Cartilage Defects
  • Increased Femoral Anteversion
  • Femoral Retroversion

Knee

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) of the Knee
  • Patellar Dislocations/Instability
  • Anterior Knee Pain/Patellofemoral Chondromalacia
  • Discoid Meniscus
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Shin Splints
  • Articular Cartilage Injuries (ACI)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injuries
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL)/Posterolateral Corner (PLC) Injuries
  • Jumper's Knee (Patellar Tendonitis)

Leg/Ankle/Foot

  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS)
  • High Ankle Sprains
  • Low Ankle Sprains
  • Server's Disease (Calcaneal Apophysitis)
  • Frieberg's Disease
  • Achilles Tendonitis

Spine

  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Common Surgeries

Upper Extremity

Elbow

  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

Lower Extremity

Hip

  • Acetabular Chondroplasty
  • Acetabular Rim Trimming
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Labral Repair
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Proximal Femoral Osteotomy
  • Surgical Hip Dislocation

Knee

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
  • Discoid Meniscus Saucerization
  • Growth Plate-Sparing ACL Reconstruction
  • Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Microfracture
  • OCD Drilling
  • OCD Fixation
  • Osteochondral Allografts
  • Osteochondral Autograft Transfer
  • Patellar Realignments
  • Proximal Femoral Osteoplasty

Locations

The Young Athlete Center is conveniently located at the new St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center in west St. Louis County, with additional services at St. Louis Children's Hospital in the Central West End.

St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center
13001 North Outer Forty
Town and Country, MO 63017
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St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite 1B
St. Louis, MO 63110
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