The SDSMF accepts applications from young athletes (ages 10 to 18) that have a sports related injury which requires further medical evaluation and due to unforeseen reasons the athlete does not have medical insurance and/or limited financial means to pay for or receive the costly medical attention required. Amongst the thousands of youth seen and treated since 2002 at our injury clinics and pre-participation physicals, over 75 of these athletes have needed an MRI and/or surgery to return to sports. Below lists the names of the San Diego young athletes who have received medical or surgical care from the SDSMF.
Kaitlyn Stone - Escondido High School - She received an MRI on her left knee to rule out medial meniscus tear. No tear was found and just finished her physical therapy and is doing well.
Sharon Jahng - University City High School - She received an MRI on her right knee to rule out a meniscal tear. Multiple exostoses (benign growths of bone extending outwards from the surface of a bone)were found. We are in the process of finding the right treatment to take of her exostoses.
Jessica Bruno - Left Knee ACL Reconstruction Surgery - She is recovering well, and is currently in physical therapy with no complications.
Brynne Williams - University City High School - She received an MRI on her right knee to rule out a patella dislocation, loose body and medial patellafemoral tear.
Victor Sanchez - Patrick Henry High School - He received an MRI of his right knee to rule out an acute avulsion and meniscal tear. His MRI showed no tear but a fragmented tibial tuberosity. We are working with him to find the best course of treatment.
Freddy Arguelles - Hoover High School - He received an MRI of his left ankle to rule out ligament tear and fracture. His MRI showed no fracture or tear but swelling and effusion at the ankle mortise. He was prescribed a home therapy program and will begin physical therapy for four weeks.
The SDSMF accepts applications from young athletes (ages 10 to 18) that have a sports related injury which requires further medical evaluation and the youth does not have medical insurance or limited financial means to receive/pay for the costly medical attention.
Since 2002, the SDSMF has seen and treated over five thousand young athletes from our injury clinics to pre-participation sports exams. Amongst those youth seen, over 75 have required an MRI and/or surgery. Below is a list of SDSMF recipients.