Quality and Outcomes - Sports Medicine
Clinic Volume by Diagnosis
Why we measure it - Our sports medicine specialists are experts in treating all types of sports injuries. Problems can range from muscle strains to more severe injuries or conditions that may require surgery. Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons are consistently rated among the Best Doctors in America®.
What this means - Visits to the Sports Medicine Program at Children's Hospital increased across all three diagnoses in 2011 compared with 2010 visits.
About the data - This graph shows the number of outpatient visits to our Milwaukee and Greenfield locations. Although we treat all types of sports injuries and orthopedic conditions, the graph above shows only the top three most common diagnoses that we treat.
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What we're doing to provide the best care:
- Children's Hospital of Wisconsin offers the only full-service pediatric sports medicine program in the state.
- Our coordinated care and unique team approach is the driving force that gives our program national recognition as a leader in pediatric sports medicine. Our doctors lead a multidisciplinary team that includes nurses, athletic trainers, physical and occupational therapists, and other pediatric specialists to provide the best care for each child.
- We use advanced imaging technology to diagnose problems. This includes MRI and computed tomography scans. Pediatric musculoskeletal radiologists, doctors trained to read X-rays, work closely with our sports medicine specialists and read all of the images taken.
Patients and families:
- Talk to an expert by calling our Sports Line at (414) 604-7512. Licensed athletic trainers and nurses answer our Sports Line from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Messages can be left at any time and we will return your call promptly.
- To schedule or reschedule an appointment with our sports medicine specialists, call Central Scheduling at (877) 607-5280 or (414) 607-5280.
- Take a virtual tour of the hospital before scheduling a first appointment.
- Call your insurance company before your visit. You may need a referral to see our specialists.
- Come 15 minutes before your child's appointment so we can gather necessary information from you before your child sees the doctor.
- Bring a list of questions to your child's appointment. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you have during the visit.
- Bring a full list of your child's medicines. Be sure to include over-the-counter medicines like vitamins and supplements.
- Referring physicians can access our specialists for consultation or transport 24 hours a day. Call our physician referral line at (800) 266-0366.
- Forward any test results or X-rays to the specialty physician's office before the patient's visit.
- Health care providers from outside of our southeastern Wisconsin service area are encouraged to use our web-based
e-Consult service. This service is available for non-urgent patient cases only and gives providers access to our specialists to review patient cases, obtain medical advice or second opinions, and receive care recommendations for rare symptoms and illnesses.
e-Consult is not to be used by the general public, parents/guardians or families.
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