Because children and teens are still growing and developing, they experience different types of sports-related injuries than adults.
The Sports Medicine Program
, with locations at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, Department of Orthopedic Surgery,Nicklaus Children's West Kendall Outpatient Center and Nicklaus Children's Dan Marino Outpatient Center in Weston, is dedicated to supporting treatment and prevention of sports injuries in the growing athlete, or young sports enthusiast.
The program is staffed by one of the region’s first pediatric sports medicine specialists, Craig J. Spurdle, M.D.. Dr. Craig J. Spurdle
is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery as a Diplomate. He has advanced fellowship-training in pediatric orthopedic sports medicine and general pediatric orthopedics from the Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta. He is a voluntary assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine and brings a special understanding of sports medicine to the practice of orthopedic medicine by providing care and treating injuries through Nicklaus Children's Department of Orthopedic Surgery with the purpose of getting young athletes back in the game. He is a former member of the U.S. World Cup Ski Team and travels with the U.S. World Cup Ski and Snowboard Teams as an on-snow physician. Dr. Spurdle is a specialist in pediatric arthroscopic surgical procedures.
The interdisciplinary team members at three Nicklaus Children's locations work together to provide the most advanced care for their patients by incorporating an array of diagnostic and therapeutic services such as X-ray, MRI, occupational and physical therapy to the treatment plan as needed.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 305-662-8366 or 1-800-685-1885.
The Sports Medicine Program brings to the practice of orthopedic medicine a special understanding of the needs of the young athlete. The program is dedicated to optimizing care with the purpose of getting injured young athletes back in the game.
The Sports Medicine Program also incorporates an array of diagnostic and therapeutic services such as X-ray, MRI and occupational and physical therapy. The interdisciplinary team-members work together to provide the most advanced care and support for patients and their families. These services are provided in an outpatient setting at all three NCH locations.
If your child gets injured, know that the locations listed are available to provide the special care he or she needs. For more information about Sports Medicine, or to make an appointment at any of our locations, please call the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at (305) 662-8366 or 1-800-685-1885.
The Sports Medicine Program at
Nicklaus Children's West Kendall Outpatient Center
13400 SW 120 Street
Suites 100 & 200
Miami, FL 33186
Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
3100 SW 62 Avenue
Miami, FL 33155
The Sports Medicine Program at
Nicklaus Children's Dan Marino Outpatient Center
2900 S. Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL 33331