Sports medicine

Healthy bones and joints are important for athletic performance and well-being

Healthy bones and joints do more than help you perform. Your bones and joints are responsible for mobility, and they support and protect your major organs. Just like eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, taking care of your bones and joints is essential to your athletic performance and your physical well-being.

At Novant Health UVA Health System, we take care of Olympic-level athletes, but you don’t have to be a pro to receive world-class care for sports-related injuries. Our orthopedic sports medicine experts are dedicated to helping you get back on the field–or the court, or the course–performing to your full potential.

We provide surgical and non-surgical treatments along with physical therapy for a variety of conditions associated with sports, such as:

  • Acromioclavicular joint separation (top of shoulder)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Meniscus cartilage injuries (knee)
  • Chondromalacia (damage to tissue under the kneecap)
  • Patella-femoral misalignments
  • Chronic wrist pain
  • Clavicle and scapula problems
  • Fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Knee ligament injuries (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)
  • Joint instability
  • Labral tears
  • Sprains or strains
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nerve compression syndromes
  • Overuse injuries
  • Rotator cuff problems, including tendonitis and tears
  • Joint dislocations
  • Tendonitis

The Novant Health UVA Health System sports medicine treatment teams include specialized orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, primary care physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers who will evaluate your injury and recommend the most appropriate treatment.

Many sports-related injuries can be treated without surgery or with minimally invasive arthroscopy or laser surgery on an outpatient basis. Whatever your sports medicine needs, the experts at Novant Health UVA Health System can get you on the road to recovery.