Washington University Sports Orthpaedic Surgeons |MOON ACL Knee Group Research

Washington University Sports Medicine

Washington University Orthopedics sports medicine physicians have a multidisciplinary treatment approach, working closely with physiatrists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, primary care sports medicine physicians, human performance experts and sports nutritionists to coordinate care and optimize an athlete’s recovery.

Treatment Approach

Our Sports Medicine service offers a conservative approach to treating the majority of injuries. Most patients can be successfully treated nonoperatively, with only one in 10 patients treated with surgery. If surgery is recommended for an injury, our trusted surgeons are skilled at both common and complex surgical procedures. Rehabilitation is tailored for each athlete’s injury and sport and includes a comprehensive program of motion and strengthening exercises individualized to each athlete.

Team Care—Be Treated Like A Pro

Washington University Orthopedics is the official medical provider for the St. Louis Blues, Washington University Varsity athletics, Lindenwood University Athletics and a number of local high schools. We also provide care for various athletic events such as the GO! St. Louis Marathon and local and national soccer events.

Patient Care

We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care and service to all athletes and their families, not just elite athletes. Whether you need surgery, therapy or reassurance that you can return to the gym or playing field, our sports medicine specialists are here for you.

Training Tomorrow’s Leaders

Washington University’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is proud to educate and train tomorrow’s orthopedic leaders. As national leaders in clinical care, education and research, we offer our trainees a diverse and supportive learning environment and opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills in advanced technology and the latest treatment modalities. Our residency training program is currently #3 in the nation (Doximity Residency Navigator), and we offer fellowship training programs in 10 orthopaedic subspecialties.

Rooted in Research

Our sports medicine specialists are at the forefront of tomorrow’s medicine, contributing to the latest treatment methods and technology. In addition to the MOON Knee Group, our Sports Medicine surgeons are involved in several multi-center outcome studies evaluating various sports medicine conditions:

  • The Multi-center Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) trial for ACL and shoulder conditions
  • The Pediatric ACL: Understanding Treatment Outcomes (PLUTO) evaluating pediatric ACL injuries and their treatment
  • Surgical Timing and Rehabilitation (STaR) Trial assessing the optimal treatment and rehabilitation of knee dislocations
  • The Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff (ARC) Trial evaluating nonoperative and operative treatment of rotator cuff tears.

ACL-related publications contributed by our specialists are available on PubMed.

Washington University Orthopedics sports medicine specialists offer nonsurgical and surgical options including minimally invasive procedures to treat a wide range of sports-related medical conditions for patients in the greater St. Louis area.

The Washington University Sports Medicine doctors listed here are instrumental in leading MOON Knee Group research.

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