Sports Medicine

Whether you’re a competitive athlete, a weekend warrior or someone who just likes to keep active, being sidelined by an injury is tough. University Hospital’s sports medicine specialists offer the expertise and personalized care to get you back in top form as quickly as possible – stronger and healthier than ever.

We offer comprehensive sports medicine services for adults and children, including providing sports physicals at our two school-based health centers.

Our partnership with UT Medicine San Antonio also means you have access to the latest diagnostics, surgical procedures, technologies and clinical research, from diagnosis to treatment through rehabilitation. Our multidisciplinary team has the sport-specific knowledge and expertise to help you heal, come back stronger and prevent being injured again.

Sports-Related Conditions & Treatments

We know how important being active is to you – physically and mentally. That’s why our team is your team, focused on helping you get back to the top of your game.

Sports-Related Conditions

We’re sports medicine doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of sports-related conditions that affect your musculoskeletal system. We see patients every day – from competitive athletes to people who make staying active a priority – who are dealing with pain keeping them from doing the sport they love.

Sports-related conditions we treat include:

  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Arthritis of the knees, shoulder or foot and ankle
  • Soft tissue injuries in the knee (meniscus tears, articular cartilage defects)
  • Concussions
  • Fractures
  • Ligament injuries to the knee (ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL injuries)
  • Overuse injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis and bursitis 

Treatments for Sports Injuries

When you’re injured, you want back on track as quickly as possible. Our sports medicine specialists have the expertise to help get you there.

You’ll undergo a comprehensive examination to determine the extent of your injury. Our focus is providing an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment, centered around your goals. We’re your partner in helping you reach them, using the latest technology, the most advanced procedures and compassionate care.

Nonsurgical Treatment Options

We’re dedicated to using the least invasive approach possible to helping your injury heal. Nonsurgical treatment options are the best approach for many injuries.

Nonsurgical treatment options include:

  • Activity modification
  • Anti-inflammatory medication (over-the-counter and prescription)
  • Icing
  • Interventional pain management, such as injections and nerve blocks
  • Physical therapy and occupational therapy
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections and steroid injections
  • Immobilization, such as bracing and casting

 

Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Surgery

If your condition requires surgery, you can count on experienced surgeons with expertise in advanced procedures. Sports-related surgeries we perform are most often arthroscopic procedures that use advanced minimally invasive techniques. That means no overnight hospital stay, less pain, quicker recovery, less scarring and fewer complications.

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique that allows our surgeons to make repairs using pencil-thin instruments inserted through tiny incisions. Our surgeons use arthroscopic surgery to repair sports-related injuries to the:

  • Ankle and foot
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Shoulder