Sports Medicine

Patient-Centered Sports Medicine Care Begins Here

Due to their dynamic nature, sports injuries require specialized methods of treatment. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a high school, collegiate, or professional athlete and obtain an injury, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon or specialist with the highest level of training and experience in sports medicine.

At Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our sports medicine specialists take a team approach in helping you return to your favorite sports and activities, and they are committed to offering our patients the same level of care they would provide to a professional or collegiate level athlete. Our sports medicine experts, Kenneth P. Butters, MD, Dennis K. Collis, MD, S. Blake Dowdle, MD, Daniel C. Fitzpatrick, MD, Rudolf G. Hoellrich, MD, Lyle T. Jackson Jr., MD, Michael C. Koester, MD, Lucas Korcek, MD, Brick A. Lantz, MD, Lisa M. Pomranky, MD, Denise D. Routhier, MD, Matthew S. Shapiro, MD, Timothy A. Straub, MD, Jason D. Tavakolian, MD, and Jeffrey M. Tuman, MD, are among the most highly respected sports medicine physicians in the region and trusted to care for some of the most beloved and elite regional athletes. 

Sports Concussion Program

At Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our dedicated Sports Concussion Program is managed by sports medicine specialists who are highly skilled in evaluating and treating athletes and active individuals with concussions. Through our program, patients are provided with comprehensive care as well as personalized return-to-play plans that help them safely return to sports and other activities following a concussion.

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Official Team Physicians

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Consult the Region’s Most Preferred Orthopedic Practice*

A proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective plan to treat a sports injury or condition. If you're currently experiencing any of the following symptoms, please consult with an expertly trained sports medicine physician to start your path to recovery: 

  • Bruising and/or swelling
  • Difficulty bearing weight on your knee, hip, or ankle
  • Exercise-induced pain
  • Inability to play a sport or exercise due to pain
  • Numbness
  • Pain that worsens after playing a sport or exercising 
  • Popping sounds or sensations in the knee
  • Stiffness

At Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our specialty-trained sports medicine physicians and surgeons have extensive expertise, experience, and training in treating a vast array of common and complex sports injuries and conditions. Whether you have a condition or injury that can be treated with conservative options or one that may require surgery, such as arthroscopy, you can expect that our sports medicine experts will thoroughly explain your condition or injury and the treatment options available to you and address any question you may have. 

To schedule an appointment with one of our sports medicine physicians at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at our Eugene or RiverBend Pavilion location, please call (541) 743-4102 or request an appointment online.

*Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is preferred 4 to 1 over any other orthopedic practice in the region according to independent market research.