What is a Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist?

Children and teens have always been active in sporting activities. However, now more than ever, they are entering more and more competitive types of sports at younger ages. If an adolescent is injured or has an illness that affects their sports performance, exercise or daily activity, a pediatric sports medicine specialist is needed. Dr. Armando Vidal specializes in pediatric sports medicine for children, youth and teens in Vail, Aspen and the surrounding Denver, Colorado communities. He has specialized training to treat the unique orthopedic needs of today’s youth.

Pediatric Orthopedics | Vail CO

How is pediatric sports medicine different from adult sports medicine?

Orthopedically, children and teens are not small adults, nor should they be treated the same as adults for their sports medicine needs. Armando Vidal, MD has extensive experience in pediatric sport medicine. He was the Surgical Director for the Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Program in Colorado and now bring his expertise to The Steadman Clinic. Dr. Vidal understands the complexity of treating children and teens and is the best treatment options for your youth’s sports medicine needs.

Why does my child need a pediatric sports medicine specialist?

While Dr. Vidal has extensive experience in the successful orthopedic treatment of adults, he understands the differences in the anatomy, physiology and unique injuries seen in children and adolescents. Several distinct differences are evident when treating patients of different ages. For instance, growth plates are still open in children until the age of 20 or 21. By nature, the growth plates create a weakness and a need for treatment unlike a similar adult treatment. It is vital for the health and appropriate orthopedic development to see Dr. Vidal for your child’s sports injury needs.

Pediatric Surgeon

Has your child experienced a traumatic injury during sports or other activities? If so, they may experienced long-lasting effects even after healing. Pediatric surgeon, Doctor Armando Vidal provides diagnosis as well as safe surgical options for young patients in Vail, Aspen, and the surrounding Denver, Colorado communities who have experienced an orthopedic injury. Contact Dr. Vidal’s team today!


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180 S Frontage Rd W
Vail, CO 81657

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