Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Treatment
The highest priority of any physician is to diagnose a patient’s injury or illness and provide the treatment that improves pain or function — and that’s true at UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine. As part of an academic medical center, we’re able to offer more than the common, tried-and-true treatments that have successfully helped patients for generations. We’re also able to offer access to world-class care and clinical trials.
Our affiliation with the University of Kentucky and the UK College of Medicine means that we combine clinical care, education and research in our practices every day to offer leading-edge technology, therapies and resources to patients in the Commonwealth.
At UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, our physicians work hand-in-hand with researchers and educators, and collaborate with programs such as the UK Colleges of Engineering, Health Sciences and Public Health, and the UK Department of Athletics. Our department has received research funding from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, among many others.
As a result, we don’t just use advanced orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine technology in our practice every day; we also develop it.
Treatment Options Available
Treatments for orthopaedic injuries typically start with a physical examination and a medical history, and you may also need imaging studies, blood work or other diagnostic tests. Treatment may involve medical counseling, medications, braces, therapies or surgery. Some of the services we offer include:
- Assistive Devices
- Casts - Pediatric
- Corticosteroid injections
- External Fixation
- Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Treatment
- Fracture Reduction
- Hip & Knee Care
- Hip Dysplasia Treatment
- Joint injections
- Joint Replacement (Partial)
- Joint Replacement (Total)
- Joint Resurfacing
- Ligament Reconstruction
- Meniscal Allograft Transplantation
- Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS)
- Open Reduction with Internal Fixation of a Broken Bone
- Orthotic Insoles
- Pain Management
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Primary Care Sports Medicine
- RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation)
- Sling immobilization
- Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) Treatment
- Splinting or Bracing
- Sports Medicine & Athletic Injury Care
- Sports Medicine Surgery
- VERILAST Hip Technology
Treatment for orthopaedic injuries may include a progressive plan to return the injured bone, joint, ligament, muscle or tendon to its pre-injury condition.