Pictured left to right: Drs. Prao, Kovacs and Kindschi
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital offers the preeminent orthopaedic and sports medicine program to patients with sports injuries. We’ve treated patients with sports injuries from all walks of life in the Baltimore region and around the world for more than 25 years.
Through the Arnold Palmer SportsHealth Center, patients suffering from sports injuries and other musculoskeletal injuries will have access to the orthopaedic experts at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. This includes subspecialty physicians in spine, foot and ankle, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, as well as specialists at The Curtis National Hand Center for further care or treatment.
Whether you are a professional athlete, adolescent athlete, a weekend warrior, an active adult or experience overuse pain, sports injuries or injuries from work-related or household activities, you have access to unparalleled, world-class physicians and professional staff and leading edge medical care at the Arnold Palmer SportsHealth Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. See a sports injuries physician within 48 hours of contacting our office, and be fast-tracked to the appropriate service or specialist immediately.
Through the Arnold Palmer SportsHealth Center, patients will have access to the orthopaedic experts at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. This includes subspecialty physicians in spine, foot and ankle, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, as well as specialists at The Curtis National Hand Center for further care or treatment.
Sports injuries are the kinds of injuries that commonly occur while playing sports or during exercise. Sports injuries can result from many things such as accidents, poor training practices, improper use of equipment, inadequate stretching and warm-up or lack of conditioning. No matter what type of sports injury, you can rest assured that our sports injuries specialists are dedicated to helping you recover as quickly and safely as possible.
The common sports injuries and conditions we treat include:
Rotator cuff tears occur when there is too much stress in the tendons and muscles around your shoulder joint. They are one of the most common types of sports injuries among pitchers, tennis players and other athletes.
Tennis elbow refers to a sports injury caused by overuse of your arm, forearm or hand muscles resulting in damage to the muscle and tendon area near the outside of your elbow. Despite the name, you don’t have to play tennis to suffer from this type of sports injury, but it can be a significant problem for tennis players.
ACL tears are one of the most common types of sports injuries and often occur in athletes who participate in high-demand sports such as football and soccer. Your ACL may tear if the knee joint becomes twisted outside its normal range of motion and typically requires ACL surgery.
The meniscus is a small piece of cartilage that cushions your knee joint. If your knee becomes twisted outside its normal range of motion, this cartilage may tear. Although meniscus tears are less common than other sports injuries, they commonly occur in contact sports like football as well as non-contact sports that required jumping and running like soccer.
The Arnold Palmer SportsHealth Center for Sports Injuries also treat other common sports injuries including:
Learn more about common sports injuries we treat here.
The Arnold Palmer SportsHealth Center for Sports Injuries is part of MedStar Sports Medicine, the official medical team for the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Baltimore Blast, US Lacrosse and the majority of collegiate athletic programs in central Maryland.
Our FIIT Families In It Together program invites children of all sizes and athletic abilities to work with our team towards improved health and fitness. Our team of experts can help your child achieve better health by developing and maintaining healthy habits through a customized program for your family's health needs and goals.
To find a sports medicine specialist:
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Johnston Professional Building
3333 Calvert St.
Baltimore, MD 21218