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Orthopedic sports medicine in Chicagoland

Orthopedic and sports medicine specialists at Ascension Illinois deliver care for sports injuries and help optimize your athletic performance.

Sports medicine specialists and orthopedic surgeons at Ascension Illinois diagnose and treat orthopedic conditions and sports-related injuries in teens and adults. Our sports medicine specialists have the expertise to deliver therapeutic and surgical care for many conditions, including:

  • Back injury
  • Bone fractures
  • Concussions
  • Dislocations, including shoulder dislocation
  • Sprains and strains
  • Muscle, tendon and ligament tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Nutrition imbalances

Your sports medicine specialist starts by listening to understand you. Together, we talk about your concerns and goals. Your specialist may recommend imaging to help diagnose your injury or condition. Diagnostic imaging is available onsite, so your specialist can quickly make a diagnosis.

Based on your specific needs, we create a personalized care plan that helps you safely recover. We’re here to diagnose and treat your condition, help you prevent injuries, support your fitness goals and improve your wellness.


Advanced orthopedic care for athletes

When you choose Ascension Illinois for your care, you are connected to a team of specialists, including: orthopedic doctors, orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, nutritionists, psychologists and exercise physiologists. Whenever possible, we deliver nonsurgical treatments and therapies to help you recover, build strength and improve flexibility. Your care plan may include:

  • Concussion testing and monitoring
  • Exercise prescription
  • Injury evaluation and management
  • Sports nutrition and psychology
  • Sports physicals and training
  • Sports performance consultation
  • Therapeutic injections

Advanced surgical care for orthopedic injuries

If you have an injury that needs surgical treatment, you’re connected to orthopedic surgeons at Ascension Illinois. Our surgeons specialize in diagnosis of and surgical care for injuries, including:

  • Achilles tendon tear
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
  • Back injury
  • Bicep rupture
  • Bone fracture and dislocation
  • Bone spur
  • Meniscus tear
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder labral tear

Whenever possible, we use arthroscopic minimally invasive surgery. With this surgical technique, your surgeon uses small incisions, which may lead to less pain and a shorter recovery.


Sports-injury prevention at Ascension Illinois

If you’re an athlete, the parent of an athlete or a coach, the Sports Medicine Outreach Program at Ascension Illinois works with you to help prevent, diagnose and treat common sports-related injuries such as:

  • ACL/MCL injuries
  • Concussions
  • Dehydration and heat illness
  • Elbow pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Stress fractures
  • Turf toe

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Get a second opinion from an orthopedic sports medicine specialist

Get the confidence and peace of mind that your doctor and care plan are right for you. It's easy to get a second opinion at Ascension Illinois. We can review your medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our specialists about a personalized care plan.

When you have a sports injury and are deciding on a care plan, there’s a lot to think about. We can discuss therapeutic and surgical treatment options. Our team of highly experienced sports medicine specialists can provide you with a second opinion based on experience and as part of an integrated national network of care.

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your medical records from your doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.