Whether it’s on the practice field or under the lights on Friday night, when kids play sports, injuries can occur.
Children’s Mercy cares for student-athletes of all ages with precision diagnostic tools and a sports medical staff with pediatric-specific expertise.
Our care team understands that kids and teens are not just smaller adults—their brains and bodies are still growing and developing, even when they’re playing sports at an elite level. The sports medicine care your student-athlete receives now can significantly impact their future, both in athletics and overall wellness.
Nationally ranked orthopedic care
All our physicians are board-certified in sports medicine. If surgery is the best option, Children’s Mercy is verified as a top-level pediatric surgery center by the American College of Surgeons, and our surgeons understand your student-athlete’s desire to get back to their sport as quickly and safely as possible.
In addition to medical staff, our sports medicine team includes mental health and social work professionals to help your student-athlete cope with any challenges that arise during their recovery, such as adjusting to a change in routine if they are unable to play for a period of time.