Emory’s Approach to Treating Sports Injuries

If you are an active person, a weekend warrior, or competitive athlete, an injury can disrupt your active lifestyle. To get back to the activities you love, you need to achieve the best possible outcome after a sports injury.

At Emory Sports Medicine Center, you have access to a broad range of services to care for sports injuries that affect bones, muscles and tendons. We provide evaluation and treatment of sports-related injuries for athletes of all ages, at all levels, in all sports, as well as pediatric sports patients, grade school and high school, collegiate or professional athletes. We commonly treat conditions like ACL tears, rotator cuff tears, knee injuries and more.

Emory Sports Medicine Center's November 2020 running medicine conference features running medicine experts discussing current and relevant topics relating to the health and wellness of runners of all levels and generations. We also highlight our new partnership with the Atlanta Track Club's Elite Athlete program.

From medical evaluations, exercise counseling and rehabilitation to innovative surgical treatments, our team helps you get the care you need to return to an active lifestyle and prevent future injuries. Our dedicated facilities located across the Atlanta metro area allow close coordination between your sports medicine physician and therapists so you can benefit from a team approach to care. Our excellent physical therapy and rehabilitation services - so crucial to recovery from sports injuries – combine the talents of certified athletic trainers and physical therapists with modern exercise facilities. 

Emory Sports Medicine Center helps you receive all the benefits of an academic health center, from access to the latest research and innovative care to the most recent technology for analyzing movement. As part of Emory Healthcare – Georgia’s most comprehensive academic health system – you’ll have access to specialized, advanced care years before it’s widely available. We help pioneer new sports medicine treatments and techniques every day, all designed to help you get back to an active life.

Matt Ryan Talks with Dr. Scott Boden about the new Emory Othopaedics & Spine Center at Flowery Branch

Official Sports Medicine Provider for:

Hawks Falcons Braves Dream Dream

Trust the Sports Medicine Team the Pros Trust

Our expert sports medicine team has experience delivering focused care to athletes from every sport. Physicians and athletic trainers at the Emory Sports Medicine Center also serve as the team physicians and trainers for professional, collegiate, and high school athletic programs. Emory Healthcare is the official healthcare provider of the Atlanta HawksAtlanta BravesAtlanta FalconsAtlanta Dream, and the Harlem Globetrotters, and takes care of college teams such as Georgia Tech, Emory University, Clark Atlanta University and Oglethorpe University, as well as athletes in high school athletic programs at more than 20 metro Atlanta schools.

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Emory Sports Medicine Center specializes in:

Knee Problems

Shoulder Problems

Head Injuries

Foot and Ankle Problems

Hand, Wrist and Elbow Problems

Other treatments

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Why Choose Emory Healthcare?

Emory Healthcare provides advanced sports medicine care throughout Atlanta. Our skilled and experienced sports medicine specialists, including orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers and more, work together to diagnose and treat the most common to complex sports injuries in athletes of all skill levels.

We use innovative treatments to help you heal and return to sports in a safe, efficient way. Each aspect of your treatment is designed to help you rebuild strength.

Our comprehensive care includes:

Surgical Clinics – At our outpatient surgery centers across the Atlanta metro area, patients receive advanced surgical treatments, such as arthroscopy or platelet-rich plasma therapy, and return home to heal on the same day.

Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital – At the first and only hospital in Atlanta dedicated to orthopedic and spine surgeries, we provide all the orthopedic services you need in one comfortable location. Each staff member, from nurses and therapists to physicians and surgeons, specializes exclusively in orthopedic and spine care. The hospital rooms and equipment are also designed for orthopedic patients and allow you to have visitors at all hours.

Physical Therapy – Experienced physical therapists at Emory Healthcare help you begin your road to recovery, offering services both in the hospital and at outpatient clinics throughout Atlanta. We offer personalized sports medicine physical therapy designed to fit your abilities and injury.

Go Where the Players Go


Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center – Atlanta (Brookhaven)
21 Ortho Lane, First Floor
Atlanta, GA 30329
Emory Sports Medicine Complex – Atlanta (Brookhaven)
1968 Hawks Lane
Brookhaven, GA 30329
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center - Decatur
1014 Sycamore Drive
Suite A
Decatur, GA 30030
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center – Dunwoody
4555 North Shallowford Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center – Johns Creek
6335 Hospital Parkway, Suite 302
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center – Smyrna
3903 S Cobb Drive, SE, Suite 275
Smyrna, GA 30080
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center – Spivey Station
Suite 220
7813 Spivey Station Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center - Stonecrest
8225 Mall Pkwy
Lithonia, GA 30038
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center - Tucker
1459 Montreal Road E
Suite 30
Tucker, GA 30084

Specialized Sports Treatment Programs

Our physicians not only offer specialized treatment for a broad range of sports-related injuries, they participate in particular sports and are active in the sporting communities.

Emory Sports Medicine Center’s Tennis Medicine Program offers specialized treatment for tennis-related injuries, whether you’re a competitive or recreational player. Our doctors help tennis players of all ages and abilities, in a way that is unique to the game.

Emory Sports Medicine Center’s Soccer Medicine Program offers comprehensive, advanced and personal care that incorporates Emory's top specialists coming together for the soccer player at all levels, ages and abilities.

Emory Sports Medicine Center’s Baseball Program offers the only comprehensive baseball medicine program in Atlanta providing specialized, targeted care for young athletes that are dealing with injury related to the sport.

Emory's Golf Medicine Program offers expertise in the biomechanics of golf, making this a uniquely qualified program to help you improve your swing and reduce your risk of injury. We regularly work with golfers of all abilities, including beginners, intermediate players and collegiate athletes.

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