Jorge Emilio Gomez, MD
The benefits of a physically active life for a given child or teen may include success in competitive sports, personal achievement, comradeship with teammates, opportunities for friendship, or a means of staying fit or dealing with stress. Whatever the youngster's motivations, my commitment to them is to return them to full activity as quickly as possible, bringing to bear years of training and study, using the latest diagnostic techniques, and creating an individual treatment plan based in the best available sports science. In my clinical practice I care for Olympic athletes, elite high school and collegiate athletes,dancers, musicians, youngsters simply wanting to be fit, children who just want to play, and youngsters recovering from serious illness yearning to be active again. In my mind, every child is an athlete. My special interests include injuries associated with lack of dynamic stability in the knee, concussions, and promotion of physically active lifestyles.
Gomez JE. Growth & Maturation. Hip, Groin, & Thigh Injuries. In: Anderson SJ, Harris S. Care of the Young Athlete. American Academy of Pediatrics 2008.
Santana JA Martinie R Gomez J. Improving concussion management by including driving recommendations for adolescents with concussions: a quality improvement project. Pediatric Quality & Safety 2020; 5(3):1-6.
Gomez JE, Molina DD, Rettig SD, Kan JH. Bone bruises in children and adolescents not associated with ligament rupture. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine 2018; 6(7).
Gómez JE, Landry GL. Being a Team Doctor. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2015 Apr; 26(1):1-17. PMID: 26514029.
Gómez JE, Hergenroeder AC. New guidelines for management of concussion in sport: special concern for youth. J Adolesc Health 2013 Sep; 53(3):311-3. PMID: 23972583.
Gomez J. Use of performance-enhancing substances. Pediatrics 2005 Apr; 115(4):1103-6. PMID: 15805399.
Bernhardt DT, Gomez J, Johnson MD, Martin TJ, Rowland TW, Small E, LeBlanc C, Malina R, Krein C, Young JC, Reed FE, Anderson SJ, Anderson SJ, Griesemer BA, Bar-Or O. Strength training by children and adolescents. Pediatrics 2001 Jun; 107(6):1470-2. PMID: 11389279.
Gómez JE, Ross SK, Calmbach WL, Kimmel RB, Schmidt DR, Dhanda R. Body fatness and increased injury rates in high school football linemen. Clin J Sport Med 1998 Apr; 8(2):115-20. PMID: 9641441.
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