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Sports Medicine

Sports related injuries require specialized care to promote optimum healing. Our Sports Medicine Physicians care for athletes from professional to the “weekend warrior”.

Our physicians have provided the highest level of care to the: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, The Ohio State Buckeyes, The USF Bulls, Major League and Minor League Baseball, USA Hockey, Minor League Hockey, the Women’s Tennis Association, professional volleyball tournaments, endurance events such as the run Disney series, as well as many local high schools.

Whether you are a weekend jogger or tennis player, a professional soccer player or marathon runner, a child or senior citizen, or even a musician or actress, trauma to the muscles and joints can limit or prevent your participation in these activities. To provide proper diagnosis and prevent future injuries, USF Health’s sports medicine experts can help every athlete – and non-athlete – regain and retain the ability to play and compete at the highest level possible. 

Our team of providers includes leaders in the field who evaluate injuries and educate sports professionals every day. Our providers have published research in the journals of Sports Medicine, the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Current Sports Medicine Reports, and many other sports health related journals. We offer complete sports medicine care, diagnosis and treatment to athletes of all ages and skill levels, as well as those who are physically active at home and work.

Services Include:

  • Non-operative advanced diagnosis and treatment of Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for diagnosis and treatment 
  • Ultrasound guided injections 
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections 
  • Stem Cell Injections 
  • Viscosupplementation (Hyaluronic acid) 
  • injections Sports related concussion diagnosis and treatment (Morsani Center and USF Concussion Center) 
  • Custom made orthotics, braces and sports splints 
  • Casting and splinting of fractures and tendon injuries 
  • Consults with high school and university coaches 
  • Personalized home rehabilitation programs 
  • Seminars on prevention and recent treatment methods for coaches, trainers and physicians 
  • Pre-game care 
  • Sports physicals 
  • Weight loss/gain management programs 
  • Nutrition guidance, support and education 
  • Care of the female and pregnant athlete 
  • Wilderness and travel sports medicine 

Early intervention and treatment for a sports injury leads to a faster recovery period and better outcomes.

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