For most sports teams, there is an unseen team member who rarely makes the highlight reel: the team’s orthopaedic doctor. Having an orthopaedic doctor on the sidelines is essential for many sports teams, especially professional organizations that need fast, accurate care for their players.
When orthopaedic doctors are on the sidelines of games, they are able to instantly evaluate sports injuries and consult on RTP—return to play—decisions. They can also begin treatment immediately for injuries that happen during the game and coordinate post-game care when necessary. Orthopaedic doctors can also help teams comply with any league or organizational rules for injury evaluation and treatment and provide education for the coaching and training staff about reducing the risk of sports injuries.
MK Orthopaedics is proud to have our orthopaedic doctors on the sidelines for athletes through our Sports Team Partnership . Find out how to protect your team from injuries and how to get instant access to sports medicine care by contacting our office today at (815) 741-6900.