Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
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Sports Medicine - Pediatric & Adolescent
The Sports Medicine clinic at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo is the first orthopedic clinic in Western New York primarily focused on the pediatric athlete. Young athletes are at risk for specific injuries and often require age appropriate treatments. In the Department of Sports Medicine, the difference is understood, and advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques are used
Common pediatric sports related injuries treated in the clinic include:
- Knee: Major ligament injuries, including ACL tears in children with open growth plates, Meniscal Tears and Discoid Meniscus, Osteochondral Fractures, Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD), Patella Dislocations and Fractures.
- Shoulder: Traumatic Dislocations, Multidirectional Instability, SLAP Tears, Labral injuries, AC Separations, Little Leaguer’s Shoulder and Fractures.
- Elbow: Little Leaguers Elbow, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Ulnar Collateral Injuries, Apophyseal Injuries, Dislocations and Fractures.
- Wrist and Hand: TFCC Tears, Instability and Fractures.
- Hip: Femoral Acetabular Impingement, Labral Tears, Snapping Hip, Avulsion Injuries, Dislocations and Fractures.
- Lower Leg: Exertional Compartment Syndrome, Stress fractures, Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD), Achilles and Peroneal Tendon Injuries, Os Trigonium, Ankle Sprains, Ankle Instability, Fractures and Dislocations.
- Spine: Back Pain, Spondylolysis
A native of Western New York, Peter L. Gambacorta, D.O., Medical Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, graduated cum laude from the University at Buffalo, during which he received degrees in Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Science. Dr. Gambacorta earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and his orthopedic surgery residency training at South Pointe Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Healthcare System. Dr. Gambacorta completed his medical training with a fellowship at the Children’s Hospital Boston through Harvard Medical School, the only accredited orthopedic surgery sports medicine fellowship focused on the pediatric and adolescent athlete.Although his practice encompasses many areas of general orthopedics, Dr. Gambacorta's specialty is in the care and treatment of sports related injuries of the pediatric, adolescent and young adult athlete with expertise in advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques of the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than half of all sports related injuries are preventable. The Sports Medicine clinic at WCHOB is committed to keeping kids in the game for life.
For additional information go to: http://www.stopsportsinjuries.org/