The Sports Medicine Center is dedicated to treating athletes of all ages and abilities. Our multidisciplinary approach to treating sports related or sports type injuries where we engage physicians, athletic trainers and occupational and physical therapists, allows us to provide every patient with the absolute best possible treatment plan and result. Our providers are trained to perform the latest surgical techniques which allows the patient to recover faster and get back to the sport, job or activity they were previously participating in sooner.

If you are an athlete that has suffered any type of injury to the shoulder, elbow, or knee, contact our sports medicine doctors in Illinois now so that you can get back to playing!

Sports Medicine Doctors

Many of our physicians in the sports medicine center are fellowship-trained in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow and ankle.

Our orthopaedic surgeons treat:

  • Basketball injuries
  • Football injuries
  • Baseball injuries
  • Golf injuries
  • Tennis injuries
  • Swimming injuries

We are proud to be the official orthopaedic provider of Saluki Athletics. Some of our physicians have worked with professional and college teams such as: New York Yankees, Georgia Tech, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tulane University, LA Lakers, USC, Atlanta Falcons, UCLA and the Houston Astros. They have also provided event coverage for: The College World Series, Boston Marathon, and the New Orleans Sugar Bowls. The Orthopaedic Institute’s Sports Medicine Center is currently the sports service for John A Logan College, Rend Lake College, Shawnee College, and the Southern Illinois Miners as well as many of the high schools in our region.

Elbow Injury | Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, and More

Elbow injuries typically result from overuse in sports that involve repetitive motions. These types of injuries can cause elbow pain and other problems in the forearm, hand and wrist. Athletes of all ages can be affected, but children and adolescents whose bones have not yet matured might be most susceptible. Common injuries that we see include lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylitis (golf elbow), medial ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries, bicep tendon injuries, and more.

Elbow injury treatments include:

  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Debridement of the Elbow
  • Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow
  • Medial UCL Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
  • Bicep Tendon Surgery
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow

Knee Injury | Torn Meniscus, Knee Sprains, and More

Knee injuries happen in every kind of sport but athletes in high-contact sports such as football, rugby, and soccer are particularly susceptible. Common injuries that we see include patellar tracking disorder, torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), torn meniscus, sprained knees, patella fractures, and more.

Knee injury treatments include:

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Cartilage Repair / Re-growth
  • Meniscus Repair / Meniscal Transplants
  • Patella Femoral (Knee Cap) Disorders
  • Patellar Instability
  • High Tibial Osteotomy
  • Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication
  • Loose Body Removal
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Partial Meniscectomy

Shoulder Injury | Swimmer’s Shoulder, Rotator Cuff Tears, Frozen Shoulder, and More

Shoulder injuries happen to men and women in any sport but they particularly affect high-performance throwing athletes, such as baseball pitchers, football quarterbacks, and more. Common injuries that we see include rotator cuff tears, acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries, bankart lesions, dislocated shoulders, superior labral tear/lesion, frozen shoulder, etc.

Shoulder injury treatments include:

  • AC Joint & Bicep Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bankart Repairs
  • Distal Clavicle Excision (Resection)
  • HemiCap® Resurfacing
  • Dislocation / Subluxation Repairs
  • ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture
  • Labral Repairs
  • Rotator Cuff Repairs
  • SLAP Repairs
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection for Shoulder Pain

Contact Our Orthopaedic Surgeons | The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois

With the latest in technological advances, highly trained physicians, and a multidisciplinary approach to every patient’s care, The Orthopaedic Institute’s Sports Medicine Center is truly unsurpassed in the nation. Get in touch with our sports medicine doctors in Illinois to see how we can help you or call any of our locations below:


Our Sports Medicine Team

Providers specializing in this practice area.

Treatment Locations

Visit these facilities for sports medicine care.

  • The Orthopaedic Institute

    Herrin, IL

  • OISI – Carbondale

    Carbondale, IL

  • SIUC Student Health Center

    Carbondale, IL

COVID-19 Precautions

We at Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality and safest orthopaedic care to the people of Southern Illinois.

In the interest of protecting our patients and employees, we have instituted the following procedures:

All patients will be screened according to CDC recommendations via telephone prior to their scheduled appointment date. These recommendations include screening for a fever, cough, shortness of breath. Upon arriving at any of our facilities, all people will be screen upon arrival.

We will not be allowing any visitors to accompany patients with the exception of a single parent accompanying a minor or a designated caregiver accompanying an impaired adult.

At this time, we will continue to provide full physician services in the office as well as physical and occupational therapy, imaging, pain management, and Urgent Care services for your urgent orthopaedic needs.

We are working closely with our hospital partners for the continued provision of urgent and emergent orthopaedic care.

Please remember to stay calm, stay smart, and if you are feeling ill, stay home.

Thank you,
The Physicians and Staff of Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois.

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