Wabash Valley’s experts in sports and exercise injuries

Being active is good for your health, but a sports or exercise injury can keep you sidelined. With effective treatment, you can overcome injuries and get moving again.

Terre Haute Regional Hospital customizes customizes orthopedic care plans to help active people to get back to doing what they love. We offer individualized treatment from a multidisciplinary team of sports medicine specialists, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and other medical experts who work together for you.

To schedule an appointment with one of our sports medicine specialists, please call (812) 237-1200.

Sports-related injuries and conditions we treat

Terre Haute Regional Hospital evaluates, treats and rehabilitates a range of conditions resulting from sports injuries. Common sports-related pain and injuries include:

  • Ankle/foot pain and injury—Ankle sprains, high ankle sprains, Achilles tendon injuries, stress fractures and ligament inflammation (plantar fasciitis)
  • Back pain and injury—Muscle strains, ligament sprains, disc disorders and fractures
  • Concussions—Traumatic impact to the head causing dizziness, drowsiness, blurry vision and other symptoms
  • Elbow pain and injury—Ligament tears, such as tennis or golf elbow, bursitis, dislocations and tendon ruptures
  • Hip pain and injury—Hip pointer or contusion, hip flexor strains, labral tears of cartilage and quadriceps strains, dislocations and bursitis
  • Knee pain and injury—Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears, meniscus tears, jumper’s knee (patellar tendinitis) and patellofemoral syndrome
  • Shoulder pain and injury—Labral tears of cartilage, dislocations, rotator cuff tears, bicep injuries, nerve impingements and fractures
  • Wrist/hand pain and injury—Ligament tears, tendinitis, nerve injuries and stress fractures

Sports medicine treatments and services

We offer nonsurgical and surgical options designed to return you to your full ability and reduce the risk for re-injury. If you need surgery, we take a minimally invasive approach whenever possible, which means smaller incisions, faster healing and less pain.

Nonsurgical sports medicine treatments

We offer the following nonsurgical sports-related injury treatments and services in the Wabash Valley:

  • Sports-injury physical therapy and rehabilitation—Customized physical therapy and rehabilitation programs used as the first line of treatment, after surgery to restore strength, movement and endurance or to help you manage pain and prevent re-injury.
  • Pain management therapies—Including injections, selective nerve root blocks, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and nerve stimulation techniques.
  • Sports injury prevention and safety—Customized programs to help you use proper techniques to avoid injuries, from tips for protecting your shoulder while playing golf to identifying proper footwear for training for a marathon.
  • Concussion management—Comprehensive concussion care to maximize recovery.
  • Sports physicals—We offer a medical evaluation to ensure your student-athlete is healthy and ready for safe play.

Sports injury surgery

The orthopedic surgeons at Terre Haute Regional Hospital perform minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery, which involves small incisions and inserting a lighted tube into the joint. This allows surgeons to diagnose your condition and perform a variety of procedures on ligaments, bones, cartilage or tendons.

Common sports-related surgeries we offer include:

  • Cartilage reconstruction—Repair or replace cartilage loss or damage in the knees using innovative techniques.
  • Elbow tendon repair—Reattach the distal biceps tendon to the lower arm bone.
  • Knee ligament repair and reconstruction—Including the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL) and the lateral collateral ligament (LCL).
  • Joint replacementReplace joint surfaces with artificial implants, such as shoulder, knee and hip replacements.
  • Meniscus surgery—Trim or remove torn cartilage in the knee.
  • Rotator cuff shoulder repair—Reattaches the tendon to the upper arm bone in a complete tear or trims and smooths the tendon and bone in a partial tear, the surgeon trims and smooths the tendon and bone.