Helping you get back to competing

Sports Medicine

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm

Sports injuries come in many different forms.

Whether you were injured while participating in your hobby, or during professional or semi-professional competition, you deserve to see a doctor with the highest level of training and experience in sports medicine. Due to their dynamic nature, sports injuries require specialized methods of treatment. At DMOS Orthopaedic Centers, our sports medicine doctors take a team approach in helping you return to your favorite sports and activities.

Common Conditions & Procedures

  • Arthroscopy of the Shoulder, Hip and Knee
  • Dislocations
  • Knee Surgery, including ACL and PCL Repair and Reconstruction
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Ligament and Joint Reconstruction
  • Muscle and Joint Sprains and Strains
  • Patellofemoral Dislocation
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Dislocation and Instability
  • Turf Toe

Sports Medicine FAQs

What do you do in sports medicine?

Sports medicine doctors are either orthopedic surgeons or primary care physicians who prescribe treatments for professional and amateur athletes.

What are the responsibilities of a sports medicine physician?

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent injuries that occur during sporting events, athletic training, and physical activities. Diagnose or treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

How can I access a sports medicine doctor at DMOS?

There are several ways to see a sports medicine doctor at DMOS. The fastest and most convenient is to be evaluated at our Urgent Injury Walk-In Clinics in Ankeny or West Des Moines. Based on your injury, the care team will refer you to an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Physician, Physical Therapy or our Interventional Physiatry Clinic. You may also make an appointment directly with Physical Therapy.

When should I see a sports medicine doctor?

  • When you have an acute sports injury
  • When you have a chronic sports injury
  • When you need orthopedic surgery
  • When you are recovering from a sports injury
  • When you want to prevent a sports injury

Do you need to be an athlete to benefit from a sports medicine evaluation/clinic appointment?

Some people might think so; but, in fact, if you don’t consider yourself athletic but want to increase your physical activity, a sports medicine physician can be a great resource for you. A sports medicine physician can tailor a plan to maximize your workout routine based on your interests and goals, and help you reduce your risk of injury.

What is the difference between a primary care sports medicine physician and an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon?

A primary care sports medicine physician specializes in the nonoperative and nonsurgical treatment of musculoskeletal, orthopedic and sports medicine conditions and injuries, whereas an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon is trained in the nonoperative, nonsurgical and surgical treatment of these types of conditions. We work as a comprehensive team, including an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon and primary care sports medicine physicians, to improve performance, prevent injury, guide rehabilitation, and provide relief of joint and muscle pain.

What does a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon do?

A sports medicine orthopedic surgeon is responsible for the preservation and restoration by surgery or rehabilitation of all structures of the musculoskeletal system affected by athletic activity.

Related Posts

View All Posts


Foot & Ankle, PodiatryHand and Upper ExtremityHipKneeShoulderSpineSports Medicine
April 12, 2022

Sprain Vs. Strain: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Sprains and strains are common orthopedic injuries that are both a result of damage to the soft tissues in the body such as the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Sprains and…
Foot & Ankle, PodiatryHand and Upper ExtremityKneeShoulderSports MedicineUrgent Injury
July 21, 2021

Common Injuries in High School Athletes

From football to wrestling to cheerleading and gymnastics, each year millions of adolescent athletes participate in high school sports, and unfortunately, some also get injured. Although injuries in both professional…
Foot & Ankle, PodiatryHand and Upper ExtremityHipKneeShoulderSpineSports Medicine
January 21, 2022

4 Ways to Stay Active During The Winter Months

With the shorter hours of daylight and chilly conditions of winter upon us, finding the motivation and ways to keep our bodies moving and warm can come with its challenges.…

Sports Affiliations

We are proud to be the injury treatment experts for these local teams:

Physical therapist helping patient walk while holding hand rails

Taking care of you from neck to toe

Joint, bone or ligament injuries require expert orthopedic care to guide you on the best course of treatment. Treatment may involve consultation, medication, splints, casts, physical therapy and/or surgical procedures.
See Our Doctors

Still not sure how to get the help you need?

Still not sure how to get the help you need?

Call: 515.224.1414Call: 515.224.1414

Our doctors have advanced training in their respective specialties

All of our doctors are Board Certified or Board Eligible. Additionally, our Physician Assistants and Physical & Hand Therapy teams are the best in their field which allows DMOS to be the preferred choice for comprehensive orthopedic care in central Iowa.