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Sports Medicine


Sports related injuries frequently are the source of problems later in life, especially arthritis. Starting up a new sport or exercise regime can raise new issues, too. We commonly see golfers and tennis players with elbow and knee problems. It's a good idea to heed the warning signs of an injury and not "play through" to the point of constant pain. That doesn’t mean you have to hang up the towel for good, but it does mean you take time to heal and rehabilitate your injury. Our Sports Medicine specialists know just what to do.


Abilene Sports Medicine & Orthopedics sports medicine surgeons are well-acquainted with big-time players, including those from San Antonio Spurs, WBNA San Antonio Stars, AHL San Antonio Rampage, Summer Olympic trials, UT Baseball, ACU basketball, high school heroes and weekend warriors. As athletes themselves, our sports medicine team has the special training and expertise to correctly address athletic injuries with a thorough understanding of the importance and the risks of sports.


While sports injuries can certainly occur in any part of the body, orthopedic sports medicine surgeons most commonly repair ankles, knees, and shoulders. They also provide guidance for injury prevention. Heading off overuse syndromes or ACL injuries, suggesting helpful nutrition, and making sure beginning players understand their own anatomy is part of the "game plan" in sports medicine.


Common Athletic Injuries


We are proud to say that Abilene Sports Medicine & Orthopedic physicians have been thoroughly involved in the community, volunteering their time and expertise to many local high schools and colleges. Our orthopedic sports medicine doctors work closely with athletic trainers and coaches to protect young athletes. Abilene Sports Medicine & Orthopedics is also a proud partner of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes campaign that supports young athletes. To arrange a consultation with a physician who is equally devoted to the game as you are, please call our office.