Overview

Overview

Learn more about Florida's Sports Medicine program.

Cleveland Clinic Florida's Sports Health Program provides professional, amateur and recreational athletes in South Florida access to a wide range of expertise and services for sports injury and performance concerns and conditions. As part of the Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Center, the Sports Health Program offers a multidisciplinary approach to treating the injuries of the shoulder, hip and knee. The following highlights a few more common sports injuries treated:

  • Torn Rotator Cuff
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Sciatica

We also treat sprains and strains, ligament or cartilage tears, shoulder instability and rotator cuff conditions.

The Sports Health Program brings together Broward County’s top sports orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, nutritionists, radiologists and exercise physiologists to provide comprehensive and personalized care. Our goal is to restore the athletes’ health and performance levels, and return them to competition or recreational activities.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 877.463.2010

What We Treat

What We Treat

Our experts treat athletes in all sports, at all skill levels. As our patient, you have access to the same specialists who treat South Florida’s professional sports teams.

Our team has developed specially designed comprehensive programs — to help you in your sport every day, to help you recover from a sports injury as quickly and safely as possible or to encourage overall wellness and healthy living. Our primary sports health physicians can cater personalized treatment plans for you through comprehensive, specialized programs including:

  • Sports nutrition
  • Women's sports health
  • Concussion evaluation and management
  • Sports performance and fitness evaluation and management
  • Sport-specific rehabilitation
  • Wellness programs (chronic condition management, diabetes, heart disease)
  • Regenerative Medicine

Injury Care and Management

Whether knee pain is affecting your performance or you’ve torn your rotator cuff, accurate diagnosis is crucial. Our medical and surgical specialists use the latest diagnostic technology to evaluate your injury and develop a specialized care plan to get you back to your pre-injury performance as quickly as possible.

Medical Treatments
Primary Care Sports Health – Athletes have special needs. Primary care sports health physicians specialize in the nonoperative treatment of medical conditions you may face, including:

  • Acute injuries (sprains; knee, shoulder or other joint injuries; fractures; head injuries)
  • Overuse injuries
  • Sports-related concussion or head trauma
  • Management of chronic medical conditions for the athlete

Surgical Treatments
About 90 percent of all sports injuries are treated nonsurgically. But when surgery is needed, our primary care sports physicians collaborate with our orthopaedic surgery specialists to assist with either overuse or traumatic injuries. Our orthopaedic surgeons use minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopic surgery whenever possible to minimize pain, scarring and recovery time. Our Sports Health surgical treatment options include:

  • Complex shoulder and knee revision surgery
  • Torn ligaments and tendons
  • Broken bones
  • Damaged cartilage
  • Arthritis and other degenerative conditions

Our surgeons use minimally invasive techniques (such as arthroscopic surgery) whenever possible to minimize pain, scarring and recovery time.

Regenerative Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Florida Sports Health offers the latest treatment options for sports injuries, chronic joint or tendon pain and degenerative conditions by utilizing regenerative medicine therapies. Regenerative medicine has the potential to accelerate the body’s natural healing process and repair of damaged tissues, reduce pain and improve function. Athletes of all skill levels can benefit from regenerative medicine therapies and treatments, from younger adults, active seniors and baby boomers to amateur and professional athletes.

At Cleveland Clinic Florida, we merge evidence-based orthopaedics with pioneering techniques in regenerative medicine. Our sports health specialists have access to the most advanced treatments including the newest stem cell injection procedures which reduce recovery time for sprains, torn ligaments and bone and joint conditions.

Most regenerative medicine procedures are minimally-invasive and are performed in our doctor’s offices while other treatments require local anesthesia with little to no down time. Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Sports Health specialists will customize treatment plans using the latest regenerative medicine treatments including:

  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapies/Injections
  • Pulse Activation Treatments
  • Bone Marrow Therapies/Injections
  • Amniotic Fluid Injections
  • Tenex Health TX™ Percutaneous Ultrasonic Energy Procedure
Patient Resources

Patient Resources

Cleveland Clinic Florida's Performance and Fitness Evaluation Program offers a variety of performance enhancing tests, including VO2 Max testing, to help athletes and professionals reach their potential.

The Orthopaedic Surgery Program is recognized as a regional leader within the Fort Lauderdale area and Broward County for medical and surgical treatment. If surgery is required, our orthopaedic surgeons use cutting-edge, minimally-invasive techniques designed to minimize pain, scarring and recovery time.

More Sports Health Information

Fact Sheets & Treatment Guides

Fact Sheets & Treatment Guides

Find out answers to questions regarding sports health and concussion treatment for athletes, coaches, and parents.

Concussion Fact Sheet - Athletes
Concussion Fact Sheet - Coaches
Concussion Fact Sheet - Parents
Sports Health Treatment Guide

Sports Affiliations

Sports Affiliations

Florida Panthers
Cleveland Clinic Florida is the Official Medical Provider for the Florida Panther Hockey Club. Our team provides medical support for the players and staff, including game coverage.

United States Tennis Association (USTA)
Cleveland Clinic Florida is the Official Medical Provider for the USTA Development Center in Boca Raton.

Publix A1A Marathon
Cleveland Clinic Florida is the Official Medical and Hospital Provider for the Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon and Half Marathon.

Orange Bowl High School Football Showcase
Cleveland Clinic Florida is the Official Medical Provider and Title Sponsor of the Orange Bowl High School Football Showcase.

Masters Basketball Association
Cleveland Clinic Florida is a proud sponsor of the Masters Basketball Association’s annual tournament.

The Sagemont School
Cleveland Clinic Florida is the Official Medical Provider for the Sagemont School's middle and high school athletics.

Sunrise Soccer Club
Cleveland Clinic Florida is the Official Medical Provider for the Sunrise Soccer Club and annual Sting Cup tournament.

Staff

Staff

Sports Health Specialists

Sports Health Orthopaedic Surgeons

Foot & Ankle Health