Sports Medicine

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No matter what kind of athlete you are, you want to keep playing.

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When an injury occurs, the primary care sports medicine physicians, sports medicine surgeons and other members of the UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine team in the Lexington area create a personalized plan to help you get back to your sport.

Our primary care sports medicine physicians are trained in the nonoperative treatment of a variety of sports-related injuries and conditions. In addition to treating athletes, the physicians offer patients advice about how to improve fitness to maximize performance and recommend when it’s appropriate to return to play following a sports injury.

If an injury requires surgery, our fellowship-trained surgeons use the latest techniques to treat athletes safely and efficiently, and physical therapists from UK Sports Rehabilitation help them recover strength, range of motion and flexibility.

Sports medicine specialists & services

  • Primary care sports medicine physicians treat a variety of acute and overuse injuries, such as sprains, strains, tendinitis and fractures, as well as provide therapeutic injections, evaluate and manage concussion, and counsel about return to play.
  • Sports medicine surgeons treat athletes for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus injuries, shoulder dislocations, fractures, and other injuries using the most up-to-date techniques.
  • Physical therapists with UK Sports Rehabilitation guide athletes through individualized rehabilitation plans that may help them return to their previous levels of performance and prevent future injuries.
  • Cartilage repair and restoration experts at the UK Center for Cartilage Repair & Restoration offer a variety of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for athletes with damaged cartilage in the joints.

Teamwork, Expertise, and Big Blue Determination

Sports medicine physicians are surgeons who are trained to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, but they have additional expertise in treating athletic injuries. Our physicians also understand athletes’ unique nutritional, fitness and safety needs.

Our primary care sports medicine physicians partner with our sports medicine surgeons, physical therapists and athletic trainers to ensure athletes receive excellent care in a seamless, timely manner so they can return to the sports they love.

Our patients range from elite athletes at UK to weekend warriors—united by a shared sense of Big Blue Determination to get healthy, stay healthy, and keep moving, on the field and off.

Why choose UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine?

Our sports medicine specialists and fellowship-trained surgeons are world-renowned for developing and implementing leading-edge techniques to diagnose, treat, research and educate patients about bone and joint disorders.

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