Connecticut Children's Blog
Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
Andrew DiMauro is a typical eighth-grade boy who lives for sports and having fun with his friends. But when a knee malformation he was born left him on the sidelines one too many times, he and his family turned to an expert at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Lee Pace, an orthopedic surgeon with the […]
Now that fall sports are starting up, it’s a good idea to be mindful of how to keep your young athletes safe on the field. David Wang, MD, MS, chief of Connecticut Children’s Sports Medicine division, shares some ways athletes can prepare for the season. Before athletes head out to the field for practice, what […]
Concussions are one of the top sports-related injuries, and require prompt diagnosis and treatment. We sat down with David Wang, MD, MS, division head of Connecticut Children’s Sports Medicine division, to talk about concussion prevention, how to recognize the signs and symptoms, and what happens if your young athlete sustains a concussion. Are there any […]
It can happen in almost any sport. For Khyon Gillespie, it was football. He was 12 years old and already an up-and-coming football prodigy. His whole life revolved around the sport, along with his plans for the future. But an instant of twisting the wrong way in a game had left him with a torn […]
Connor loves baseball. And he’s really good at it—pitcher and shortstop are his favorite positions. But last year, when he was 10, he was experiencing problems with his knee that threatened to take him out of the game. He had significant pain all the time, and his knee would periodically lock up. His mother took […]
Below is testimony of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to the Committee on Children regarding Senate Bill 769 An Act Concerning Concussions and Youth Athletic Activities Conducted on Public Athletic Fields. Senator Moore, Senator Suzio, Representative Urban, members of the Committee on Children, thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts about Senate Bill 769 […]