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: