Sports Medicine

If pain or injury is keeping you out of the action, our Sports Medicine experts can develop a treatment plan to get you back to your active lifestyle.

The Sports Medicine team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center specializes in caring for your bones, muscles and connective tissues. We evaluate and treat sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder, hip and elbow in athletes of all ages. Our comprehensive team can also help you rebound after a sports-related foot and ankle or hip injury.

Sports Medicine: Why Choose Vanderbilt

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  • Caring for youth athletes. We care for the region’s youth athletes year-round. Our certified athletic trainers provide on-site care at nearly every sporting event at 18 high schools in Middle Tennessee. Our athletic trainers work closely with our doctors to ensure young athletes receive the care needed to safely return to play.
  • Highly skilled specialists. All Vanderbilt Sports Medicine doctors completed an accredited fellowship in sports medicine. Our specialists continue to expand their expertise through ongoing education and participation in sports medicine organizations.
  • A team approach. Our orthopedic surgeons and doctors work closely with a team of nurses, athletic trainers, physical and occupational therapists to customize a care plan for you.
  • Leading research. As part of an academic medical center, our sports medicine doctors are advancing the latest research to improve orthopedic treatments. We are national leaders in researching innovation in shoulder instability (dislocation) and rotator cuff injury treatment as well as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) treatment.

Sports-Related Conditions We Treat

  • Acromioclavicular sprains
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
  • Arthritis
  • Bicep tendon tear
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Concussion
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Fractures
  • Hip abductor tears
  • Hip labral tears
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Multi-ligament injuries
  • Pectoralis major tendon tears
  • Rotator cuff strains
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Rotator cuff tendon problems
  • Runner's knee
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder dislocations and subluxations
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder laxity
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow

Sports Medicine Treatments

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic hip preservation
  • Cartilage allograft transfers
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Distal clavicle excision
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow ligament reconstruction
  • Fifth metatarsal fracture surgery
  • Hip abductor repairs
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Hip labral repair
  • Injections
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee osteotomy
  • Meniscal transplant surgery
  • Osteochondral autograft and allograft transfers
  • Quadriceps and patellar tendon repairs
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder stabilization
  • Sports-focused physical therapy
  • Stress fracture surgery

Sports Medicine Locations

Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute
Medical Center East, South Tower
1215 21st Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37232-8774
(615) 936-7846
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Vanderbilt Adolescent Sports Medicine
Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 36300
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 936-7846
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This clinic is an outpatient department of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Franklin
206 Bedford Way
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 790-3290
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The Vanderbilt Orthopaedics After-Hours Clinic offers walk-in care Monday-Saturday for injuries or conditions that require immediate attention. Walk-in care is available from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturdays.

Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Gallatin
300 Steam Plant Road, Suite 420
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 936-0149
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Mt. Juliet
Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Mt. Juliet
5002 Crossings Circle, Suite 230
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
(615) 936-7846
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Our Sports Medicine Team