Sports Medicine Conditions & Athletic Injuries

The Emory Sports Medicine Center treats all major forms of sports and athletic injuries. The information provided below details the major types of athletic injuries treated at Emory, including an anatomical description of key musculoskeletal areas prone to injury, types of sports-related injury common to the area, results of sustaining an athletic injury to the area, symptoms to look for, diagnosis, injury treatment options and recovery therapy.

Please use the options below to read medical information about each of these areas.

Elbow Injuries & Conditions

Elbow injuries are most commonly associated with sports activities such as tennis and baseball. The elbow is an exceptionally complex joint-it's made up of the humerous (upper arm bone), the ulna (larger of the lower arm bones), and the radius (the smaller in bone in the lower arm), along with a delicate intersection of muscles, tendons and ligaments. Learn more >>

Foot & Ankle Injuries & Conditions

Your feet and ankles are the daily bearers of your body's full weight. They are the crucial transmission point of all the power of your legs. Consequently, the tremendous demands we put on our feet are sometimes more than they can bear. Emory is a one-stop shop for the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of all problems of the foot and ankle, with both surgical and non-surgical treatment provided by our expert foot and ankle orthopedists. Learn more >>

Hand & Wrist Injuries & Conditions

Our wrists, hands and fingers are intricate collections of muscles and joints that we put to use in hundreds of ways, every day. But we often never fully appreciate how much we use them – until we've suffered an injury or painful condition in the area. Learn more >>

Head Injuries

If you engage in sport, you run the risk of suffering a head injury. A stray ball, a helmet-to-helmet collision, an awkward fall, and countless other scenarios often result in the head sustaining an injury such as concussion. Learn more >>

Knee Injuries & Conditions

A twist of the knee during physical activity. A pop. Pain and swelling. The knee shifting out of joint. We know the scenario of an ACL injury, patella dislocation, or cartilage damage all too well, and while it's never pretty, it is possible to make a full recovery. Learn more >>

Shoulder Injuries & Conditions

Emory Sports Medicine specializes in treating all shoulder injuries. Our physicians are nationally recognized leaders in their surgical field, helping to initiate and design the latest shoulder-injury procedures. Learn more >>

Orthopedic Conditions