Sports Medicine

Soccer Player

We Treat Every Athlete Like a Pro

The Deaconess Sports Medicine service caters to athletes of every age and skill level. Whether you're a professional athlete, school athlete or "weekend warrior," our professionals will strive to help you return to your pre-injury condition . . . or better. Just as recovery is essential to a professional athlete whose career may be at stake, we believe recovery is equally important to every patient - whose quality of life is at stake.

Our Specialties

The orthopedic professionals at Deaconess Hospital have an intricate knowledge of the complex musculoskeletal system. While patients may present with "shoulder" pain or a "back" ache, our experts find the root of the problem that may involve bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. We treat:

  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Shin splints
  • Whiplash
  • Stress fractures
  • Traumatic fractures
  • Joint dislocations
  • Burners and stingers
  • Growth plate injuries
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Ligament injuries
  • Tendon injuries

Treatment Options

Through accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, we help patients return to their sport and daily activities as quickly as possible. Treatment often includes physical therapy, and may include medications or surgery. When surgery is required, we opt for the least invasive procedures available to shorten recovery time, reduce risk of infection, and lessen post-op pain.