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Leading Sports Medicine Specialists

EmergeOrtho’s specialty-trained physicians combine our extensive expertise with innovative technologies to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. As leaders in sports medicine, our team uses a multidisciplinary approach and the most advanced methods to help athletes and other active individuals emerge stronger so they can return to their regular activities as quickly and safely as possible.

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is an orthopedic subspecialty that focuses on diagnosing and treating a wide range of activity-limiting conditions that may be caused by injury, disease or the normal process of aging. These conditions primarily, but not exclusively, affect the knee, shoulder, hip, ankle and elbow. Not just for competitive athletes, this specialty serves anyone with a musculoskeletal injury or pain who would like to be more active than their medical condition allows.

Our approach to sports medicine involves treating the entire patient, rather than a set of symptoms. Before turning to surgical intervention, we explore all nonsurgical options, which may include bracing, medication, casting and injections, as well as physical therapy. If surgery is needed, our advanced technology allows us to offer both traditional and minimally invasive procedures that often allow patients to recover much sooner.

EmergeOrtho’s innovative approach also enables our physicians to focus on how athletes can prevent injury and improve their performance without placing themselves at risk for injuries or other problems. Our team has a history of effectively treating patients of all ages and activity levels. In addition, we serve as team physicians for many high schools and colleges in the communities where we practice, as well as for our local professional and semi-professional sports teams.

What types of injuries and conditions does EmergeOrtho treat?

EmergeOrtho physicians and other providers have advanced specialty training in treating injuries and conditions affecting these areas of the body:

  • Neck / shoulder, including frozen shoulder and rotator cuff tears
  • Arm / elbow, including sprains and tennis or golf elbow
  • Hand / wrist, including carpal tunnel syndrome and mallet finger
  • Hip / knee, including ligament tears and arthritis
  • Upper & lower leg, including fractures and joint dislocations
  • Foot / ankle, including Achilles tendon rupture and ankle sprains

What are the treatment options available at EmergeOrtho?

The experts at EmergeOrtho work as a team to determine the best treatment plan for each individual. Common treatments performed by our sports medicine team, depending on EmergeOrtho location, include:

Sports Medicine Service – Knee

Sports Medicine Service – Shoulder

Sports Medicine Service – Elbow

  • Tennis Elbow Release
  • Golfer’s Elbow Release
  • Repair Biceps Tendon Ruptures at Elbow
  • Cubital Tunnel Releases (Ulnar Nerve at Elbow)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy for Loose Bodies, Arthritis
  • UCL repair (Tommy John surgery)
  • Releases for Stiff Elbows
  • Ligament Reconstruction for Loose Elbows
  • Operative Fixation of Elbow Fractures
  • Operative Fixation of Forearm Fractures

Sports Medicine Service – Foot & Ankle

  • Achilles Tendon Injury Repairs
  • Peroneal Tendon Repairs
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Treatment of sprains, strains and fractures, including:
    • Lisfranc Sprains and Fractures
    • Stress Fractures
    • Ankle Sprains
    • Metatarsal Fractures/Jones Fractures
  • Turf Toe Repairs
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Repair of Tendon Problems of the Ankle
  • Operative Fixation of Ankle Fractures

Sports Medicine Service – Hip

Sports Medicine Treatment – Non-Operative

This depth of expertise comes from decades of experience, making EmergeOrtho a recognized leader in sports medicine treatment. Our compassionate, innovative care helps patients emerge stronger so they can get back to the activities they enjoy.

Find a Sports Medicine Specialist.


  • Apex
  • Asheville - Livingston
  • Asheville - McDowell
  • Brier Creek
  • Burgaw
  • Burlington
  • Chapel Hill
  • Clayton
  • Dunn
  • Durham
  • Granite Falls
  • Greensboro-Signature Place
  • Hendersonville
  • Hickory
  • Jacksonville
  • Leland – Brunswick Forest
  • Lenoir
  • Madison
  • Marion AccessOrtho
  • Morganton
  • Newton
  • Oxford
  • Raleigh
  • Roxboro
  • Shallotte
  • Smithfield
  • South Asheville
  • Southpoint
  • Taylorsville
  • Triangle Orthopaedics Surgery Center
  • Valdese
  • Wake Forest–Wakefield
  • Wilmington - Ashton
  • Wilmington - Porters Neck
  • Wilmington - Seagate
  • Wilmington - Shipyard
  • Wilson

EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and occupational therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.

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