Sports Medicine

Fellowship Trained Optim Orthopedic Surgeons

Our team of orthopedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine have the extensive expertise and experience that make Optim the orthopedic practice of choice in the region.

All of our sports medicine physicians are board certified and fellowship trained in the treatment and prevention of sports and exercise related injuries in patients of all ages, from children and teens to adults. These doctors have a unique skill set and specialize in treating the knee, hip, shoulder and elbow. In addition to treating active adults and recreational athletes, our sports medicine doctors are on the sidelines providing medical care for high school and college sports teams throughout our region.

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Optim Orthopedics Sports Medicine
Our team of orthopedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine have the extensive expertise and experience that make Optim the orthopedic practice of choice in the region.
All of our sports medicine physicians are board certified and fellowship trained in the treatment and prevention of sports and exercise related injuries in patients of all ages, from children and teens to adults. These doctors have a unique skill set and specialize in treating the knee, hip, shoulder and elbow. In addition to treating active adults and recreational athletes, our sports medicine doctors are on the sidelines providing medical care for high school and college sports teams throughout our region. Sports medicine injuries and conditions include: meniscus tears; cubital tunnel syndrome, elbow bursitis, tennis or golfers’ elbow; rotator cuff injuries; shoulder dislocation; hamstring strain; patellar tendinitis; shin splints; and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. From non-operative treatments to state-of-the-art surgical procedures, Optim orthopedic sports medicine doctors provide the most comprehensive multidisciplinary care imaginable. Make an appointment with one of our sports medicine doctors today and get you back to you.

01. Services Scaled To Your Needs

Our multidisciplinary teams offer a variety of non-invasive therapies as well as state-of-the-art surgical treatments for acute and chronic sports injuries.

02. Speedier Recoveries

Our efficient, coordinated approach means that we can expedite referrals and test results, offer same-day appointments and help facilitate your rapid recovery.

03. Athletes Training Athletes

As athletes ourselves, we can better identify and guide your unique path back to your favorite activities whether you are an elite or recreational competitor.

Optim Orthopedics Sports Medicine

Our People Make The Difference

Behind every treatment or procedure is a specially trained, highly experienced professional who’s dedicated to giving you the best care possible so that you can get back to life—quickly, safely, and confidently. They’re experts at what they do, and we’re proud to have them as part of our team.

Don Aaron, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip and Shoulder)

Thomas Alexander

Thomas Alexander, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip, Shoulder and Elbow)

Delan Gaines, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip and Shoulder)

Justin Lancaster, MD

Sports Medicine / Non-surgical

David Palmer, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip and Shoulder)

David Sedory, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip and Shoulder)

Amir Shahien

Amir Shahien, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip and Shoulder)

Wesley Stroud Jr, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip and Shoulder)

George Sutherland Jr, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip and Shoulder)

James Wilson Jr, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip and Shoulder)

Chad Zehms, MD

Sports Medicine (Knee, Hip and Shoulder)

Surgical Care + Primary Care Sports Medicine

Our highly experienced orthopedic surgeons use advanced equipment and technology to perform the least invasive surgery possible for chronic orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Our specialized treatments are informed by the latest research and designed to deliver the most effective patient outcomes. They include a number of specialized services including trimming damaged cartilage and joint replacement.

Arthoplasty

This is the surgical reconstruction or replacement of a joint, including the hip, knee, elbow, shoulder, wrist and ankle. Our orthopedic surgeons are highly trained at treating joint conditions using the latest techniques and procedures. We offer many types of arthroplasty services, including minimally invasive total and partial joint replacement, complex total joint replacement and joint resurfacing.

Arthoscopy

Athletes can experience damage to their joints due to arthritis, misalignment, overuse or acute injury. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique that allows our surgeons to looks inside the knee and guide small instruments to remove or repair damaged tissue, improving joint mobility. It uses a small camera and other surgical tools that are inserted into the joint through several tiny incisions under local anesthetic. Most patients can return home the same day and return to regular activities within a few days or weeks.

Cartilage Restoration

Sports injuries and overuse can damage cartilage in your joints or cause it to wear away. Without cartilage, the protective tissue that covers the tips of your bones, you can experience pain and reduced mobility. We offer advanced, minimally invasive surgical procedures that can help restore cartilage and allow you to avoid a joint replacement.

Fracture or Dislocation Repair

Sports injuries can result in bone fractures and dislocations, which often occur at the same time. Our orthopedic surgeons use advanced techniques to effectively reposition and stabilize broken bones and repair torn ligaments, so that you can return to an active lifestyle as soon as possible.

Primary Care Sports Medicine

Our primary care sports medicine providers specialize in conservative treatments focused on sports injuries and illnesses. From asthma to ankle pain, we address any condition that may prevent full enjoyment of physical activities and living a healthy lifestyle. In addition to addressing your sports medicine needs, our primary care physicians can also provide all aspects of your healthcare, ranging from preventive health visits to treatment of acute illnesses.

Osteotomy

This sophisticated surgical technique allows our sports medicine specialists to correct bones that are misaligned due to arthritis, overuse or injury. Osteotomy can help younger athletes avoid a joint replacement while regaining mobility and returning to an active lifestyle.

Knee Conditions

  • ACL Tear
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis of the Knee (Pes Anserlne Bursitis)
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Hamstring Muscle Injuries
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Ligamentous Injuries
  • Knee OCD Lesions
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Patella Instability
  • Patella Tendon Injuries
  • Patellar Fracture
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellar Tendon Tear
  • Patellar Tracking Disorder

Knee Conditions

  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Prepatellar Bursitis (Kneecap Bursitis)
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tear
  • Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
  • Tibial Fractures
  • Tibial Plateau Fracture

Knee Procedures

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • ACL Reconstruction (Arthrex® TightRope®)
  • ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique)
  • ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring
  • ACL Reconstructron (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique)
  • Arthroscopic Chondroplasty
  • Arthroscopy
  • Cartilage Repair, Open Incision Technique (Zimmer DeNovo NT Natural Tissue Graft)
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Cartilage Restoration Surgery

Knee Procedures Cont'

  • Knee Fractures
  • Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Loose Body Removal (Knee)
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique)
  • Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect
  • MPFL ReconstructionMRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Multi-ligamentous Knee Reconstruction
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Meniscectomy
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
  • Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement (Computer-Assisted Robotic Knee Replacement – Mako)
  • Total Knee Replacement (Uncemented)
  • Unicondylar Knee Resurfacing

Elbow Conditions

  • Biceps Tendonitis (at the Elbow)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Growth Plate Injuries of the Elbow
  • Hyperextension Injury of the Elbow
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Apophysitis (Little Leaguer’s Elbow)
  • Medial Apophysltls (little Leaguer’s Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Medial Eplcondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow
  • Overuse Injuries of the Elbow
  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
  • Triceps Tendonitis
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury

Elbow Procedures

  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Aspiration of the Olecranon Bursa
  • Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow
  • Elbow Instability
  • Foot, Ankle & Lower Leg Procedures
  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)
  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction(Tommy John Surgery)
  • Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow

Shoulder Conditions

  • AC Joint Injuries
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
  • Biceps Tendon Tear (at the Shoulder)
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Burners and Stingers
  • Bursitis of the Shoulder (Subacromial Bursitis)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulde
  • Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
  • Fracture of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)
  • Fracture of the Shoulder Socket (Glenoid Fracture)
  • Fractures of the Greater Tuberosity
  • Fractures of the Greater Tuberosity Frozen Shoulder
  • Fractures of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hill-Sachs Lesion
  • Muscle Imbalance in the Shoulder
  • Muscle Strain of the Upper Back (Trapezius Strain)
  • Osteoarthritis of the ShoulderProximal Humerus
  • Clavicle FracturesProximal Humerus Fracture
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Shoulder Conditions

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries, Rotator Cuff Tear, Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Multidirectional Instability
  • Shoulder Separation
  • SLAP Tear
  • SLAP Tears
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Throwing Injuries of the Shoulder
  • Weightlifter’s Shoulder (Distal Clavicular Osteolysis)
  • Winged Scapula

Shoulder Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Capsular Plication
  • Arthroscopic capsular Release
  • Arthroscopic Labral Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Bankart Repair
  • Bicep Tenodesis

Shoulder Procedures Cont'

  • Biceps Tenodesis
  • Diagnostic Arthroscopy (Shoulder)
  • Distal Clavicle Excision
  • Distal Clavicle Resection
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Fracture ORIF/Fixation
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Latarjet
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair (Arthroscopic)
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • SLAP Repair
  • Subacromial Decompression
  • Subacromial Injection
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Total and Reverse Arthroplasty
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
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