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Professional athletes, weekend warriors and amateur players can all suffer painful, and sometimes severe, injuries. For these patients, finding a trustworthy doctor is often the first step to recovery. Our sports medicine specialists partner with you to create a custom care plan to reduce your pain and restore your mobility.
Our sports medicine program focuses on injuries to the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow and ankle. We provide state-of-the-art care for all ages and skill levels. The University of Chicago Medicine's Musculoskeletal Center offers non-surgical, surgical and rehabilitative options designed to return patients to their previous ability and level of play. While in most cases we can offer our patients non-operative treatments, for those who do require surgery, we take a minimally invasive approach using arthroscopic techniques. This less invasive option allows for:
Orthopaedic specialists work on a multidisciplinary team that includes primary care sports medicine specialists, physiatrists and physical therapists.
There are several common sports medicine injuries. We can help you identify and evaluate your condition. We treat a wide range of these problems, including:
Hamstring injuries and Achilles tendon
Hand and wrist injuries
Our team performs non-operative treatments, minimally invasive surgery (arthroplasty) and rehabilitative options for patients with sports injuries. Our goal is to tailor care and treatments so you can regain your full ability and activity without pain. We offer a wide range of treatments, including:
Despite Allie Quigley's success on the court, she found that her knee pain was affecting the mental edge she needed to compete at her full potential. To address the discomfort, she followed several non-surgical approaches — icing, physical therapy and cortisone injections. “Mentally, having a knee issue makes you not as confident on the court,” Quigley said. “The discomfort is always on your mind.”Read about Allie's return to basketball
Sara Llibre rekindled her athletic career to celebrate her 50th birthday, and in a few years she was an ironman. However, soon the training was hard on her hip, and reached out to UChicago Medicine for help.Read more about Sara's journey
It was the second game of a double header and Brandon Kelly was 15 pitches in. The pitcher got the sign from the catcher and delivered a side arm slider. "My elbow popped and my arm just 'fell,'" said Brandon.Read more about Brandon's recovery