Experienced, Compassionate Sports Medicine in Pittsburgh, PA

Injuring yourself while playing your favorite sport isn’t much fun. It can take you out of the game you love at the worst possible time, and it can even be debilitating in your daily life as you try to accomplish tasks around the house, work, school or otherwise. Luckily, sports medicine has never been so sophisticated. At Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates, our trained sports medicine physicians and sports orthopaedic surgeons can help get you back on your feet and ready to play as quickly and safely as possible.

We also understand that many sports injuries are preventable, and there are plenty of things you can do at home to make sure you don’t get hurt in the first place. Our team of sports medicine physicians at GPOA in Pittsburgh, PA can also advise on how to stay healthy and help prevent injuries in the future. No matter what your situation is, our compassionate, experienced physicians are with you at every step of your journey to making a full recovery.

If you’re struggling with an injury or looking for some professional support, don’t wait another moment to find the total orthopaedic & sports medicine relief you need. Contact us today and schedule a consultation!

Don’t wait to begin treating your sports injury.

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Providers

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Locations:
Brackenridge
Shadyside
Michael Rytel, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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['Elbow', 'Knee', 'Sports Medicine', 'Shoulder Surgery']
['Brackenridge', 'Shadyside']
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Locations:
Cranberry Township
Moon Township
Sewickley
Jeffrey Mulholland, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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['Hip', 'Knee', 'Orthotist', 'Shoulder', 'Sports Medicine']
['Cranberry Township', 'Moon Township', 'Sewickley']
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Locations:
Cranberry Township
Moon Township
Sewickley
Stephen Thomas, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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['Knee', 'Hip', 'Shoulder', 'Sports Medicine']
['Cranberry Township', 'Moon Township', 'Sewickley']
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Locations:
Cranberry Township
South Side
Thomas Kramer, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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['Hip', 'Knee', 'Spine', 'Sports Medicine']
['Cranberry Township', 'South Side']
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Locations:
Cranberry Township
Moon Township
Sewickley
Nicholas Kubik, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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['Hip', 'Knee', 'Shoulder', 'Sports Medicine']
['Cranberry Township', 'Moon Township', 'Sewickley']
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Locations:
Brackenridge
Eric Evans, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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['Hip', 'Knee', 'Shoulder', 'Sports Medicine']
['Brackenridge']
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Locations:
Brackenridge
Cranberry Township
Shadyside
Raymond Drabicki, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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['Elbow', 'Hip', 'Knee', 'Orthopaedic Surgery', 'Shoulder Surgery', 'Sports Medicine']
['Brackenridge', 'Cranberry Township', 'Shadyside']
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Locations:
Sewickley
Moon Township
Brian Kelly, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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['Hip', 'Knee', 'Orthopaedic Surgery', 'Shoulder', 'Sports Medicine', 'Medical Foods Supplier']
['Sewickley', 'Moon Township']

Top Sports Orthopaedic Doctors Across Pittsburgh, PA

By definition, sports medicine is an area of medical treatment that focuses on physical injuries or disorders associated with athletic activity. At GPOA, our sports medicine surgeons and physicians have specialist training and expertise in treating bone, joint, ligament, and tendon disorders that may come as a result of participating in sports, or from other strenuous physical activities.

Professional athletes will often have support from a sports medicine physician. However, these specially trained physicians are also available to treat amateur athletes, as well as children and teenagers who participate in school sports teams. They can also help with a range of everyday physical injuries that might bother you at home or at work. Whatever the physical injury, our skilled sports medicine physicians are ready to help you return to your daily routine without discomfort or pain.

We understand how important it is for athletes to make a recovery from a sports injury as quickly and as effectively as they can. At Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates, our goal is always to restore your body to full function and mobility after a sports injury. Using both cutting-edge techniques and the time-honored experience of our team, we’ll allow you to get back into the game you love with as little downtime as possible.

A Community-Based Approach to Sports Medicine

The experts at Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates have a wide range of capabilities and experience treating a variety of patients. Many of the disorders that affect athletes can also affect non-athletes; from torn cartilage in the knee and tendonitis to sprains and strains, these injuries or conditions can happen anytime, anywhere and to any patient. With this in mind, our advanced orthopaedics & sports medicine specialists have the ability to apply the treatments developed to treat these injuries and conditions when treating non-athletes as well.

We also take our role seriously as a medical resource to our greater Pittsburgh community, and we participate in outreach across the Pittsburgh area offering our physicians’ expertise to local athletic venues who need it. Our sports orthopaedic doctors provide sports medicine services to local high schools as well as club sports teams. We have even helped professional sports players recover from injuries and get up off the bench. We pride ourselves in delivering the most reliable, dedicated services to help athletes and everyday individuals stay at the top of their game. 

If your school, sports club or other organization could benefit from the services of a total orthopaedics sports and spine expert, the team at Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates is only a call away. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common sports injuries? 

At Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates, we see a wide variety of orthopaedic injuries in various parts of the body which occur during athletic activity. Some of the injuries we most commonly see include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Torn muscles
  • Swollen muscles
  • Knee injuries 
  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Dislocated bones, particularly fingers and shoulders
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Rotator cuff injuries

Why should I see a sports injury specialist?

If you’ve been injured while playing a sport or performing some other athletic activity, it’s likely that your injury could have been sustained some other way as well. However, a physician with specific knowledge of advanced orthopaedics & sports medicine can address your individual needs as an athlete, and will be particularly equipped to diagnose the problem based on the circumstances of your injury. A sports medicine specialist also understands that your recovery goals involve returning to the sport you love, and can employ state-of-the-art techniques to help you achieve that goal.

Will I need surgery for my sports-related injury?  

Orthopaedic specialists understand that surgery is a major undertaking that can lead to pain, high costs, and extended recovery time after a sports injury. At Greater Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Associates, we pride ourselves on a minimally-invasive approach that seeks to avoid unnecessary surgeries whenever possible. Unfortunately, severe sports injuries or those that have been left untreated and have become progressively worse may need surgery to fully correct. In this instance, our sports occupational & knee surgery specialists can help you determine the procedure that is right for you.

Will I need physical therapy after my sports-related injury?

Yes. In nearly all cases, physical therapy is a vital element of any effective sports medicine treatment plan, especially if your injury required surgery. Because our goal is to help you recover full mobility and function, we cannot stress the importance of physical therapy enough in restoring your injured, swollen, strained or sprained muscles to their original capacity.

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