University of Maryland Orthopaedics provides state-of-the-art sports medicine care to athletes and active individuals of all ages. Our athletic patients span the spectrum of professional, collegiate, and high school competitors. In addition, many of our patients are no longer involved in organized athletics but continue to participate in physical fitness activities. Our Sports Medicine Program emphasizes injury prevention, specialized rehabilitative strategies, and state-of-the-art surgical techniques to treat injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee.
We serve as the Official Medical Provider of Maryland Athletics. In addition, Dr. Craig Bennett and our other sports medicine physicians also provide sports medicine services to nearly two dozen area high schools.
Our sports medicine physicians and orthopaedic residents work directly with many of the athletic trainers in Baltimore County, Howard County, and Baltimore City to ensure the same level of care offered to the University of Maryland Terp athletes.
Our comprehensive sports medicine team includes fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopaedic surgeons, primary care sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, and physical therapists.
In addition to treating sports medicine injuries, our physicians are actively involved in research studies directed at better understanding athletic injuries, improving treatment choices, and getting athletes and active individuals back on their feet faster.
Our physicians' research has been published in many of the most prominent sports medicine journals. Areas of research include ligament and meniscus injuries of the knee, cartilage injuries of the knee, and arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability in active populations. These research endeavors further the understanding of sporting injuries and help us provide the best possible care to our patients.
We recognize that the needs of our patients differ greatly. While some simply require referral to a physical therapist for outpatient treatment, others require complex surgical reconstruction with length rehabilitation. In the most complex situations it may be necessary to rely on the expertise of other orthopaedic, medical, and physical therapy specialists in caring for our patients. If sub-specialty consultation is required, our team can call upon the vast resources of the University of Maryland Medical System including the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedics Institute formerly Kernan Hospital, and Kernan Physical Therapy Centers.