Sports Medicine Research

At Stanford, we understand that athletics are a vital part of life for adolescents. The development of physical motor skills, and the teamwork and communication tools acquired through sports and physical activity are important for well rounded adolescent growth and development. Through expert patient care- from your child’s clinical visits and surgical experience, to the physical therapy and return to play preparation- our goal is to provide your child with the best tools for a successful and timely return to their athletic endeavors. Our pediatric sports research team studies the best surgical treatments, care pathways, and rehabilitation programs to get your child back to 100% in the most efficient way possible.

Highlighted Work

Fedje-Johnston W, Tóth F, Albersheim M, Carlson CS, Shea KG, Rendahl A, Tompkins M. Changes in Matrix Components in the Developing Human Meniscus. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Jan;49(1):207-214. doi: 10.1177/0363546520972418. Epub 2020 Nov 25. PMID: 33237814.

Shea KG, Cannamela PC, Dingel AB, Fabricant PD, Polousky JD, Anderson AF, Ganley TJ. Anatomic Dissection and CT Imaging of the Anterior Cruciate and Medial Collateral Ligament Footprint Anatomy in Skeletally Immature Cadaver Knees. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Feb;40(2):e109-e114. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001398. PMID: 31166245.

Faculty Contact

Dr Kevin Shea

Research Contact

Brian Vuong 

bbvuong@stanford.edu