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Sports medicine

Physicians specializing in sports medicine help with injuries related to athletics, fitness and exercise. They can diagnose and treat damage to the muscle, ligament, bone and tendon. Common reasons to see them include concussions, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, shin splints and muscle strains.

Sports medicine physicians in Denver

When you’re hurt in a sport, we know you're not just injured, you're sidelined from an activity you love.

At HealthONE, our sports medicine specialists use an approach that enables us to diagnose and treat you quickly. Our rehabilitation team works to return you to peak performance as fully as possible.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free medical advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Sports and exercise injuries we treat

We focus on diagnosis and treating musculoskeletal sports injuries such as:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Fractures
  • Hand and upper extremity injuries
  • Knee dislocations
  • Medial collateral ligament injuries
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Runner's knee
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Spine disorders and injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tennis elbow

Our treatments for sports injuries

All of our hospitals offer basic sports medicine treatment. Our teams of sports medicine orthopedic surgeons, orthopedists and sports physical therapists see many patients of all ages and skill levels. We diagnose and plan treatment tailored to your injury, condition and needs.

Pediatric sports medicine

We offer pediatric sports medicine for kids of all ages at our children's hospital: Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center.

Our pediatric sports medicine doctors treat a variety of sports injuries and play-related accidents. Whether an injury occurred on the field or in the backyard, we will work with you and your child to ensure effective treatment and proper healing.


Surgery for sports injuries

If a sports injury requires a surgical procedure, you will receive excellent care before, during and after surgery at our hospitals.

Our surgeons use advanced surgical techniques such as robot-assisted surgery, a minimally invasive procedure, whenever a patient's condition allows. With minimally invasive methods, you'll have a shorter hospital stay and quicker postoperative recovery.

Joint replacement surgery

Continuous use of joints over time may lead to joint wear and tear. As joint components (such as bones, cartilage or tendons) wear down, there is increased pain. Joint diseases, like osteoarthritis, can also cause severe pain.

If nonsurgical treatments don't relieve your joint pain, joint replacement surgery may be necessary.

During joint replacement surgery, the surgeon replaces the damaged parts of a joint with prosthetic implants. These implants are new and smooth, no longer creating friction within the joint when you move. This reduces or eliminates pain and restores mobility.


Physical therapy for sports injuries

Physical therapy may be prescribed as a treatment for an injury or as postoperative rehabilitation. We provide a range of physical therapy and rehabilitation programs.

We offer inpatient and outpatient sports physical therapy services. Our therapists will customize a rehabilitation regimen to your condition and your sport, helping you regain strength and skill.

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