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Sports Medicine

The sports medicine program at Loyola provides specialized medical, rehabilitative and surgical services to individuals with sports-related injuries. Loyola sports medicine specialists are nationally and internationally acclaimed academic leaders in sports medicine education and research. We are the exclusive medical providers of Loyola University Chicago and Lewis University Athletics, as well as numerous area high schools. Our physicians also have extensive experience in treating elite and professional athletes. Loyola sports medicine provides services throughout the Chicagoland area, allowing for same-day or immediate access.

We stress immediate or same-day access and early intervention to provide accurate diagnosis and proper treatment in a timely manner. These elements are essential to returning you to optimal pre-injury condition.

In 2011, Chicago Magazine named the director of the program as one of the top sports medicine doctors in Chicago and the suburbs.

Our team of health-care professionals provides comprehensive treatment through all stages of care. The team includes orthopaedic surgeons and primary care (non-surgical) physicians who are fellowship trained in sports medicine as well as licensed physical therapists and athletic trainers.

Loyola's sports medicine specialists stress injury prevention and conservative, non-operative care whenever possible. However, if necessary, we have extensive experience with the latest minimally invasive surgical procedures that will allow you to return to your sport, activity, or job with minimal down-time.

Whether you are a high school, college, recreational or professional athlete, our sports medicine team has the expertise to help you to Stay in the Game.

What Our Services include

  • Advanced arthroscopic "minimally-invasive" techniques
  • Non-surgical approaches to a variety of sports related injuries
  • Primary care management of medical conditions in athletes
  • Comprehensive rehabilitative and functional evaluation
  • Athletic training and community outreach
  • Access to all of Loyola University Health System's renowned medical experts

Areas of Service

Our team has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Throwing athletes
  • Tennis medicine
  • Women's sports medicine
  • Endurance athletes and running medicine
  • Concussion program
  • Industrial athlete/work-related injuries

Sports Medicine Specialists

What we treat

General Medical

  • Concussion
  • Cramping
  • Dehydration
  • Breathing problems
  • Cardiovascular screening 

Junior/adolescent injuries 

  • Stress fractures
  • Little league shoulder
  • Growth plate injuries
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease

 Shoulder

  • Rotator cuff
  • Instability (shoulder dislocations)
  • Labral tears
  • Biceps tendon
  • Acromioclavicular joint (AC joint)

Elbow

  • Tennis elbow
  • Little league elbow
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Ulnar collateral ligament

Hand/Wrist

  • Ulnar wrist pain
  • Wrist Tendonitis
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC)
  • DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Ligament and tendon injuries

Spine (back/neck)

  • Stress fractures
  • Lumbar disc
  • Cervical disc
  • Sciatica or radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
  • Back pain

 Muscle injuries or cramping

  • Hamstring
  • Calf
  • Quadriceps
  • Groin

 Hip/groin

  • Groin strains
  • Hip labral tears
  • Osteitis pubis
  • Sports hernia
  • Arthritis

 Knee

  • Ligament injuries (ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL)
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cartilage or osteochondral injuries
  • Patellar tendon, Osgood-Schlatter
  • Meniscus

Leg

  • Calf strains
  • Stress fractures
  • Shin splints
  • Exertional leg pain

Foot/ankle

  • Achilles tendon
  • Chronic tendon problems
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Ankle sprain
  • Stress fractures

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