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Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

At Adventist Orthopedic Care, we’re proactive about keeping you active. With sports medicine, early detection and treatment is the key. Minor injuries can quickly progress to more significant ones if ignored. Our team of board-certified physicians, surgeons, therapists and clinical specialists focus on providing outcome-driven results. Using the most advanced tools, treatments and therapies, we help you make a smooth transition from the clinic back to the field.

Call us today at 630-856-7525 to see how the specialists at Adventist Orthopedic Care can help you recover from a sports-related injury.

Advanced Diagnosis

The first step in recovering from a sports injury is a medical evaluation and accurate diagnosis. We are one of the first orthopedic programs in the area to offer the state-of-the-art 3T MRI scanner. It quickly provides clear images, meaning treatment can begin sooner. Armed with this information, our team can determine the most effective and least-invasive treatment option for you. We are experienced in treating the full range of injuries and conditions, including:

  • Fractures
  • Rotator Cuff Tears and Injuries
  • Separations and Dislocations
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Tendinitis/Tendonosis
  • Bicep Rupture
  • Strains and Sprains
  • ACL and MCL Injuries

Progressive Treatment Options

Adventist Orthopedic Care offers some of the most progressive sports medicine procedures in the nation, including:

Shoulder Arthroscopy - Arthroscopy uses a small, pen-shaped camera inserted through a tiny incision to examine the joint and assist with rotator cuff and other shoulder surgeries. Often the joint is accessed by separating the deltoid and pectoral muscles, a largely nerve-free area of the shoulder. This minimally invasive technique can help speed recovery, reduce pain and minimize scarring in comparison to traditional surgery.

Rotator Cuff Repair - During rotator cuff surgery, loose fragments of tendon, bursa and other debris are removed from the area and more room is made for the rotator cuff tendon to relieve pinching or irritation. This may include shaving bone or removing bone spurs from the shoulder blade. The torn edges of the tendon are then sewn together to the top of the arm bone.

Knee Arthroscopy - This minimally invasive surgery allows the surgeon to examine and treat many orthopedic conditions including the repair of torn cartilage or meniscus, reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and removal of loose bodies.

Achilles Tendon Repair- Surgical repair of Achilles ruptures offers a lower chance that the tendon will re-rupture, and offers patients a greater chance of returning to their former level of strength and activity. To repair chronic ruptures, tendon grafts may be used to reinforce the repair.

Bicep Rupture Repair - In order to prevent permanent weakness in the arm, bicep tears must be repaired surgically. Using one or two small incisions, surgeons may reattach bicep tendons with stitches through holes drilled in the bone or with metal implants.

Fracture Repair - Multiple, unstable or displaced fractures may not heal on their own, requiring surgery to remove loose bone fragments, repair damage to surrounding ligaments or repair joint fractures. Wires, plates, nails or screws may be implanted to maintain proper position of the bones during healing. These fixation materials may be removed after the bone heals, while others are left in place or absorbed by the body.

Tendinitis/ Tendonosis- Although normally treated non-surgically, severe tendinitis or tendonosis—such as tennis elbow—may require surgery to remove inflamed tendons and reattach healthy muscle to the bone. This is an outpatient procedure which can be done with open surgery or arthroscopic surgery.


After your procedure, our expert rehabilitation team will develop an individualized treatment program designed to quickly get you on the road to recovery. We take a team approach to recovery, with you as our most important team member. By emphasizing patient education, we also improve long-term outcomes of treatment. Our therapists and physicians are committed to providing comprehensive care an unmatched level of service at all of our hospitals and rehabilitation facilities.