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Sports Medicine

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Search for a sports medicine specialist at Palos Community Hospital, or contact our Physician Referral Call Center at (708) 226-2300 to find a doctor who’ll help you get back in the game.

Whether you play sports or enjoy just an occasional morning jog, you’ll find the care you need for athletic injuries at Palos Community Hospital. Expert physicians coupled with our advanced diagnostic tools, sophisticated treatments will help you get safely back in play.

Expert Doctors—Your Neighbors

When you choose physicians affiliated with Palos, you stay close to home while benefiting from top orthopaedic specialists. The orthopaedic surgeons affiliated with Palos Community Hospital have experience treating even the most serious, complex injuries that professional athletes experience. Your medical team members also know how to care for the unique musculoskeletal needs of student-athletes and teenagers. Many of the doctors even serve as team physicians at local high schools and colleges. They’re not just medical experts, but also your neighbors, who commit to serving your entire family and community.

Ivan Simic Soccer Player

'Get the Facts'

Former professional soccer player Ivan Simic used to feel joint pain so debilitating, he could barely walk. But after a hip replacement, he said, “all the pain was gone.” Read his story in our Perspective magazine.

Sports Injuries We Treat

Find expert treatment at Palos Community Hospital for a variety of injuries that commonly occur due to athletic activities. We care for both acute, or sudden, injuries and chronic conditions that result from frequent, repetitive motions. Get relief from conditions such as:

  • Dislocation – A joint that slipped out of place
  • Fractures – Broken bones
  • Ligament injuries– Injuries to the tissue that connects bones
  • Meniscus tears – Damage in the shock-absorbing cartilage in your knee
  • Rotator cuff tears – Damaged shoulder tendons
  • Stingers/burners – Nerve injury in the neck, shoulder or upper arm

Comprehensive Services for Athletes

No matter your age, you’ll find comprehensive care for your injury or condition at Palos Community Hospital. From diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation, we’ll stay by your side to make sure you enjoy the fullest possible recovery. Take advantage of:


Upcoming Events

  • Oct
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    This class will review what you need to know to prepare for surgery and what you can expect after your total joint replacement surgery.
  • Oct
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Get the support you need when it comes to breastfeeding by meeting with other breastfeeding mothers and an experienced registered nurse at Palos.