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No matter what kind of athlete you are, you want to keep playing.

We also offer virtual visits through TeleCare; to schedule, call 859-218-3131.

When an injury occurs, the primary care sports medicine physicians, sports medicine surgeons and other members of the UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine team in the Lexington area create a personalized plan to help you get back to your sport.

Our primary care sports medicine physicians are trained in the nonoperative treatment of a variety of sports-related injuries and conditions. In addition to treating athletes, the physicians offer patients advice about how to improve fitness to maximize performance and recommend when it’s appropriate to return to play following a sports injury.

If an injury requires surgery, our fellowship-trained surgeons use the latest techniques to treat athletes safely and efficiently, and physical therapists from UK Sports Rehabilitation help them recover strength, range of motion and flexibility.

  • Sports medicine conditions treated

    • Achilles tendon disorder/rupture
    • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
    • Bursitis
    • Dislocations
    • Fracture
    • Hip labral tear
    • Rotator cuff issues
    • Separations
    • Sprain
    • Strain
    • Tendon injuries
    • Tennis & golfer’s elbow
    • Trauma
    • Tricep/bicep rupture
  • The sports medicine team approach

    Sports medicine physicians are surgeons who are trained to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, but they have additional expertise in treating athletic injuries. Our physicians also understand athletes’ unique nutritional, fitness and safety needs.

    Our primary care sports medicine physician’s partner with our sports medicine surgeons, physical therapists and athletic trainers to ensure athletes receive excellent care in a seamless, timely manner so they can return to the sports they love.

  • Why choose UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine?

    Our sports medicine specialists and fellowship-trained surgeons are world-renowned for developing and implementing leading-edge techniques to diagnose, treat, research and educate patients about bone and joint disorders.

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