Women's Sports Medicine Program
When it comes to athletic injury, most injuries are sport-specific.
This means that certain injuries are common in a given sport based on its physical demands and movement patterns, not on your gender.
However, some injuries are more common among females, such as:
- ACL tears
- Labral tears in the hip
- Patellofemoral syndrome ("runner's knee")
- Stress fractures
- Shoulder instability
- Frozen shoulder
Certain medical issues are also specific to female athletes, including the Female Athlete Triad, the importance of maintaining hormonal balance and nutritional needs specific to the active individual. That’s where the sports medicine program at UC San Diego Health comes in.
We recognize the health and wellness challenges specific to active females and are dedicated to keeping our athletes on the road, court and course. We’re passionate about sports. And passionate about providing the right care to help you, the active and athletic individual.
At UC San Diego Health, you find experts who can guide you in making the right treatment decisions and help you prevent those medical or orthopedic problems in the first place.
- Evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries
- The latest minimally-invasive surgical techniques
- Injury prevention strategies
- Bone health at all ages
- Nutritional optimization
- Referrals to specialists in bone health, sports nutrition, concussion testing and sports cardiology
- State-of-the-art imaging at multiple locations throughout San Diego
Women Sports Medicine Team
Our women's sports medicine physicians have trained with national leaders in women's sports medicine. They also founded the first program in San Diego dedicated to treating female athletes of all ages and abilities.