At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center, our fellowship-trained and specialty-trained sports medicine doctors, Dr. Pat Peters, Dr. Kerry Donegan, Dr. Jeffrey Moffett, Dr. Eric Stehly, Dr. Ryan Mulligan, and Dr. Casey Stuhlman are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries and conditions, including tennis elbow, fractures, and sprains. Having undergone extensive training specifically in sports medicine, our sports medicine specialists are dedicated to providing orthopedic and sports medicine care that is exclusively focused on the patient and their individual needs.
/ Signs You Need a Sports Medicine Doctor's Strength of Experience
If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms, you may have a sports injury or condition:
- Decreased range of motion
- Joint instability
- Muscle weakness
- Tenderness and swelling
- Unable to bend or move your knee, hip, or elbow
- Walking is difficult or causes pain
Any of the above symptoms can have a significant impact on your daily life as well as keep you from enjoying your favorite sports and activities. If you are experiencing any of those symptoms for more than a few days or if your pain worsens, you should schedule an appointment with a surgeon or doctor specializing in sports medicine. The surgeon or doctor may diagnose you with one of the following injuries or conditions:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
- Cartilage damage
- Femoroacetabular impingement
- Labral tear
- Lateral collateral ligament injury
- Medial collateral ligament injury
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
- Rotator cuff tear
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
No matter what the cause of your pain is, our sports medicine doctors at North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center have the strength of experience to get you back to the activities and sports you love.
/ Our Sports Medicine Center Can Help You
At North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center, our Sports Medicine Center is designed to provide athletes and weekend warriors with exceptional orthopedic and sports medicine care. Our center also offers comprehensive education on sports conditions and injuries, medical treatments, and rehabilitation and injury prevention tips.
When you visit one of our specialists at our Sports Medicine Center, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest level of specialized bone, joint, muscle, tendon, and ligament care. Utilizing the latest evidence-based treatments and surgical procedures, our sports medicine specialists are committed to providing each patient, from high school athletes to weekend warriors, with the advanced orthopedic care they need to get back in the game.
To provide an accurate diagnosis of your sports-related injury or condition, our doctors will perform an evaluation as well as order tests, such as X-rays. Once the cause of your medical problem has been determined, our sports medicine specialists will work together to develop an individualized treatment plan that utilizes nonsurgical treatment options first instead of recommending surgery. These treatments may include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, splints, orthotics, or an additional medical treatment option. If the conservative treatment options are ineffective at providing relief for your sports condition or injury, our orthopedic surgeons will develop a surgical plan that is right for you.
If surgery is recommended for you, our sports medicine surgeons are some of the most highly skilled surgeons and offer a broad range of surgeries for sports injuries and conditions. This includes the following surgeries and procedures:
- ACL reconstruction
- Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Cartilage repair
- Ligament repair
- Meniscus repair
- Surgical fracture care
- Tendon transfer surgery