Pediatric sports medicine is the specialty of treating children with sports-related injuries. Children are still growing, so their injuries are different from an adult's. We treat all injuries that are related to being active children. This can range from sprains or strains to concussions.

We strive to get our children better as quickly and as safely as possible while providing information and training for the prevention of future injuries.

Common Injuries

  • Growth plate injuries (such as Osgood Schlatter disease or Sever's disease)
  • Acute injuries (ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee and shoulder injuries)
  • Overuse injuries (Tendonitis, stress fractures, back pain)


  • Injury diagnosis
  • Diagnostic imaging (x-rays, MRIs)
  • Treatment direction
  • Therapy programs (both referrals to formal physical therapy and home exercise programs)
  • Return to play advice and guidelines
  • Concussion evaluation and management
  • Nutritional counseling

The Team

The Sports Medicine team at Driscoll Children's Hospital consists of a sports medicine-trained physician, certified athletic trainer and licensed nursing staff. We work hand-in-hand with pediatric orthopedic surgeons in the Orthopaedics Department and physical therapists in the Rehabilitation Department.

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Seamless Specialist Care

Visit all your child's specialists in one trip to Driscoll Children's Hospital.

Contact any of our specialty clinics to schedule a convenient one-day visit to all your child’s specialists.

Call 361-694-5000 or your 
specialty clinic.

Meet the Sports Medicine Team

Scott Kenneth Kleppe DO
Scott Kenneth Kleppe
Sports Medicine
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Sports Medicine Locations

Driscoll Children's Hospital, Corpus Christi

3533 S. Alameda St.
Corpus Christi
(361) 694-5000
Sports Medicine
Furman Building
(361) 694-5057
(361) 808-2067
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

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