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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Jumper's Knee

Jumper's knee is an overuse injury that happens when frequent jumping, running, and changing direction damages the patellar tendon.

Knee Injuries

Knee injuries are common among young athletes. Learn about causes, treatments, and prevention.

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injuries

MCL injuries can happen in active and athletic kids, when excessive pressure is put on the knee joint, resulting in a torn ligament.

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is one of the most common causes of knee pain in adolescents. It's really not a disease, but an overuse injury.

Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer. Boys are more likely to have osteosarcoma than girls, and most cases of osteosarcoma involve the knee.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee)

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (or runner's knee) is the most common overuse injury among runners, but it can also happen to other athletes who do activities that require a lot of knee bending.

X-Ray Exam: Knee

A knee X-ray can help find the causes of pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity of the knee, and detect broken bones or a dislocated joint.