Pediatric Sports Medicine Services Now Available at Gillette

Many people know Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare as a place where we treat patients who have complex illnesses and disabilities. Did you know we also recently started one of the first pediatric sports medicine clinics in the Twin Cities? This clinic offers the unique skills and expertise of Gillette providers to treat the full spectrum of pediatric orthopedic sports medicine conditions.

At your patient’s appointment, they will be examined by both a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and a pediatric sports medicine surgeon. Blending these complementary skills into a cooperative partnership helps create the best care plan for patients. Our individualized care plans are specific to each patient’s injury/pathology, via the breadth of surgical pediatric orthopedic sports medicine services that we offer. Both surgeons, Trent Cooper, DO, and Marc Tompkins, MD, have additional research and educational backgrounds in pediatric sports medicine, beyond the standard training. In addition to direct care in the clinic, the clinic also works closely with pediatric physical therapists and pediatric anesthesia services to support our patients throughout their treatment and recovery. If the patient lives in the Twin Cities, they can receive therapy after surgery, at our main campus or at one of our numerous clinics throughout the metro, including our expanded clinic in Maple Grove. If the patient lives further away, it is possible they can connect with our outstate Minnesota sites, or we’ll work to ensure the patient receives the proper follow-up care they need. There are numerous orthopedic providers in the Twin Cities, but the specialized backgrounds of our providers means pediatric sports medicine patients at Gillette receive more comprehensive care.


To consult with our sports medicine team, or to learn how to refer a patient, please call us at 651-325-2200 or 855-325-2200 (toll-free).

Sports Medicine Conditions Treated at Gillette

Sports-related and soft tissue injuries can be caused by trauma, overuse, pre-existing conditions or an imbalance of strength or joint range of motion. Our specialty sports medicine experts understand these underlying causes and can determine the best treatments for several conditions, including the following:

  • Meniscus injuries
  • ACL tear
  • PCL tear
  • MCL/LCL tear
  • Multi-ligamentous injuries
  • Discoid meniscus
  • Tibial spine/eminence fracture
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Cartilage injuries and defects
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Patellar instability
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder biceps injuries

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