Sports medicine physicians in Rochester

If a sports or exercise-related injury has you sidelined, our orthopedic sports medicine specialists can help you get moving again. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or an athlete, our team can help you reach your goals.

At Frisbie Memorial Hospital, we customize treatment plans to get every athlete, from novice to professional, back in the game. Our multidisciplinary team of sports medicine specialists, orthopedic surgeons, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers and other medical experts offer individualized plans to effectively manage your condition.

Sports-related conditions we treat

From injury prevention to cutting-edge treatment, Frisbie Memorial Hospital evaluates, treats and rehabilitates a range of conditions resulting from sports injuries. Common sports-related pain and injuries include:

  • Ankle/foot injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Concussions
  • Elbow injuries
  • Hip injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Wrist/hand injuries

Sports injury treatment and services

We provide nonsurgical, surgical and rehabilitative options designed to return you to your full ability as soon as possible. If you need surgery, we select a minimally invasive approach whenever possible, which means smaller incisions, faster healing and less pain.

We offer the following nonsurgical injury treatments and services:

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Pain management therapies
  • Specialized sports and injury prevention for specific athletes
  • Concussion management

Sports injury surgery

Common sports-related surgeries we offer at Frisbie Memorial Hospital include:

  • Cartilage reconstruction
  • Elbow tendon repair
  • Knee ligament repair and reconstruction
  • Joint replacement
  • Meniscus surgery
  • Rotator cuff shoulder repair

Concussion treatment

Our sports medicine doctors are committed to assisting athletes, parents and coaches in understanding and reacting to sports-related head injuries. We draw on expertise from specialized doctors in different fields—including primary care, sports medicine and neurological care—to assist in an athlete's full recovery.

Signs and symptoms of a concussion

The following signs and symptoms may indicate that a concussion has occurred:

Coaches observe that the athlete:

  • Appears dazed or stunned
  • Is confused about assignment
  • Forgets plays
  • Is unsure of game, score or opponents
  • Moves clumsily
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Loses consciousness
  • Shows behavior or personality changes
  • Can't recall events prior to or after hit

Symptoms reported by the athlete

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Double or fuzzy vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Feeling sluggish
  • Feeling foggy or groggy
  • Concentration or memory problems
  • Confusion

If you suspect a player has experienced a concussion, take the following steps:

  • Remove the athlete from play.
  • Ensure the athlete is evaluated by an appropriate healthcare professional. Do not try to judge the seriousness of the injury yourself.
  • Inform the athlete's parents or guardians about the known or possible concussion.
  • Allow the athlete to return to play only with permission from an appropriate healthcare professional.