Experience Excellence at the Region’s Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice
At Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our specialty-trained sports medicine doctors are dedicated leaders who are committed to providing excellence in orthopedic care that is focused on you.
As some of the most highly respected orthopedic doctors and surgeons in the region, our sports medicine specialists, Dr. Charles Milem, Dr. Keith Moore, Dr. William Martin, Dr. Joseph L. Polio, Dr. Geoffrey Hulse, Dr. Glenn Henning, Dr. Joseph A. Polio, Dr. William Polio, and Dr. Bryce Meredith, are committed to providing outstanding, patient-centered care to athletes and patients. With years of experience and training in sports medicine, our doctors excel in thoroughly and accurately assessing, diagnosing, and treating athletes and active individuals with sports-related injuries and conditions, such as ankle sprains and ligament injuries. Our doctors also offer a wide array of traditional treatment methods as well as state-of-the-art surgeries, including arthroscopy, joint replacement, ligament reconstruction, and rotator cuff repair.
No matter what sports injury or condition is keeping you from enjoying an active life, you can count on our sports medicine doctors to provide the compassionate, individualized medical care you need to get back to the sports or activities you love.
Primary Care Sports Medicine Doctor
If an athlete or active individual suffers a musculoskeletal injury due to a sport or sports-related activity, they might see a sports medicine surgeon or primary care sports medicine specialist.
While both doctors have the ability to treat sports injuries and have undergone a residency and sports medicine training that may have included a one-year fellowship, a primary care sports medicine doctor uses medical treatment options that are conservative and noninvasive instead of surgical treatments, such as minimally invasive surgery. Our primary care sports medicine expert, Dr. Bryce Meredith, specializes in nonsurgical orthopedic care, including arthritis management, concussion evaluation and treatment, joint injections, treating sports-related injuries, and sports performance and nutrition.
If conservative treatments do not provide relief, the physician will refer the patient to a surgeon with subspecialty training in sports medicine or joint replacement for surgery, like ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, or knee replacement.
When to See a Sports Medicine Specialist
If you have been experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms for more than a few days, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with one of our medical doctors specializing in sports medicine.
- Exercise-induced pain
- Inability to play a sport due to pain
- Limited range of motion
- Pain that worsens after playing a sport
- Pins-and-needles sensations
- Redness or burning
- Swollen ankle or knee
- Weight-bearing activities cause pain
Our specialty-trained sports medicine doctors will work with you to diagnose your musculoskeletal injury or condition and then design a treatment plan specifically for you. Sports injuries and conditions our medical doctors specializing in sports medicine see include:
- Achilles tendon ruptures
- Cruciate ligament injuries
- Meniscal tears
- Patellar tendonitis
- Rotator cuff injuries, such as rotator cuff tears
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)