Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a specialty that deals with the treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries. Our fellowship-trained and board-certified physicians provide specialized care through surgery and rehab to get all patients back to their normal levels of activity and their everyday lives.

People running in the field.  Orthopedics InstituteAt the Orthopedics Institute, you can find physicians who serve as team physicians for Rhode Island-area sports teams at the high school, college, and professional levels. Whether you’re on a team or just leading an active lifestyle, our comprehensive sports medicine services can get you back to your peak performance. 

Sports medicine services at the Orthopedics Institute include inpatient and outpatient diagnosis, rehabilitation and surgery for numerous sport-related injuries. The diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of a sports-related injury are designed to return you to your previous level of activity, while an emphasis on future injury prevention ensures an optimal recovery and the safest possible return to sports.

Our comprehensive group of specialists includes board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians proficient in current treatments of sports-related injuries. However, the Orthopedics Institute has the unique advantage of having the number one ligament scientist in North America as a part of its research team. The research coming out of our lab identifies what makes ACL repairs most successful, tests what methods can prevent further ACL injury, and develops new treatment procedures and devices for the most advanced and effective care of sports-related injuries.

This cutting-edge research, combined with the experience of our physicians and the state-of-the-art resources available to them, ensures the optimal patient care that is consistently delivered at the Orthopedics Institute. Learn more about ACL injuries and treatment.

Conditions frequently seen include:

Resources include state-of-the art arthroscopic equipment.

  • ACL injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Bursitis
  • Separations
  • Dislocations
  • Impingement
  • Ligament tears
  • Cartilage and meniscus tears
  • Sprains and fractures
  • Injuries from overuse