From the beginner to the weekend warrior or senior athlete, all skill levels can benefit from our services to help you heal and return to your favorite activities. The UAMS Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine team provides comprehensive, personalized services designed to get you back in the game. And you don’t have to be an athlete to get expert care: if your “sport” is gardening or simply walking the neighborhood with your friends, we’re here for you.
Sports Medicine for Athletes
Should you need them, our sports medicine services include personalized plans to get you or your young athlete back to your favorite activities. This includes:
- Pre-participation evaluation of orthopaedic and medical issues
- Concussion protocols and management
- Return-to-play guidelines
An Entire Team Behind You
Treating sports injuries often requires the coordination of multiple medical specialties. Our orthopaedic teams in Central and Northwest Arkansas are equipped with specialists with focused training, including:
- Primary care sports medicine doctors
- Orthopaedic surgeons
- Sports-certified physical therapists
- Certified athletic trainers and strength coaches
- Experts in women’s health, sports nutrition and sports psychology
About UAMS Sports Medicine Physicians
Our team includes Dr. Jack Vander Schilden, the head team physician for all University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) athletics, including the Trojans basketball team. Dr. Ramon Ylanan is the former head of primary care for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Our staff also includes doctors who have been recognized by their peers to be listed among the Best Doctors® in America.
What is Sports Medicine?
Sports medicine is a specialty of orthopaedic surgery, as well as a specialty within family medicine. For orthopaedic surgeons, it requires additional training to treat specialized orthopaedic injuries. For family medicine physicians, it requires additional training in non-surgical sports medicine care.