Multifaceted Sports Medicine Approach
At University Hospitals Sports Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing patients of all ages with quality care, delivered by specialists and subspecialists who are fellowship-trained in sports medicine. The primary care sports medicine doctors provide care for muscle-related issues, concussions and other health problems linked to sports injuries. Because diet and sleep can affect both performance and overall, nutritionists and sleep experts who are trained in sports medicine are also available for patients at UH Sports Medicine.
The multidisciplinary approach, along with the expertise of leading-edge sports medicine specialists, ensures that each patient receives the most appropriate and responsive treatment. Experts at UH Sports Medicine include:
- Concussion management specialists
- Occupational therapists
- Orthopedic nurses
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Physical therapists
- Primary care sports medicine physicians
- Sleep experts
- Sports psychologists
Minimally Invasive Techniques
Surgeons at UH Sports Medicine use a minimally invasive approach to treatment wherever possible. Many surgical techniques today are less invasive, and include the use of biologic implants instead of larger metal implants. The minimally invasive approach to procedures results in less pain and shorter recovery time, allowing athletes to get back in the game faster.
Medical Diagnosis Leads to Faster Recovery Time
The most important thing we do at UH Sports Medicine is make accurate diagnoses. Getting a reliable medical diagnosis sets the timeline for the patient’s recovery, whether they just need physical therapy and rest, or if surgery and additional therapy are required. Recovery time may range from a few weeks for an ankle sprain, or up to several months for more serious injuries such as an ACL tear.