Orthopedic excellence for every pain and stage of your athletic life

Sports medicine

The Orthopedic Centers at CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson are here to get you back in the game. Our staff of highly skilled surgeons and nurses is a winning combination for a return to strength and flexibility. And the physical therapists at the CHI Memorial Physical Therapy will give you the tools to maintain your competitive edge.

Nonsurgical and surgical treatments

From miniscule tears to major reconstructions, sports injuries need careful, consistent care to prevent recurrence. From shoulders to knees, hips to ankles, physical therapy and other nonsurgical solutions are the first line of defense for most injuries related to exercise and active lifestyles. When traumatic injuries require surgical solutions, our orthopedic specialists offer a variety of options including arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction and cartilage repair.

Injury evaluation test

  • Did you hear a pop or a snap at the time of injury?
  • Were you unable to continue participating in your activity shortly after the initial injury?
  • Did you perform the R.I.C.E. treatment (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) immediately after the injury was sustained with little or no improvement?
  • Are you unable to return to a normal level of activity due to persistent pain? (Note: the level of normal activity will vary for each individual)

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider consulting a sports medicine physician for a complete evaluation of your injury.