UPMC is one of the world’s leaders in research and clinical know-how for sports medicine. UPMC Sports Medicine has western Pennsylvania’s largest integrated staff of primary care sports medicine physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, and other sports medicine specialists who provide the most advanced treatments available. Innovative treatment and rehabilitation services are offered for elite, amateur, professional, high school, collegiate, and serious recreational athletes, as well as performing artists of all levels. In addition, injury prevention and performance-enhancement programs are offered to athletes at all levels across all sporting areas. UPMC is looking to further develop delivery of this service overseas.
With state-of-the-art equipment, UPMC Sports Medicine has on-site digital x-ray and state-of–the-art MRI units designed specifically for the types of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries commonly seen at the center. The diagnostic imaging equipment is filmless and instantly accessible on-site via computerized web-based images that can be stored as well as clearly transmitted for consultation anywhere in the world.
The core of the sports medicine program at UPMC is the relationship with more than 60 school districts, colleges, and professional teams in western Pennsylvania. The service provides immediate injury and diagnosis with providers across the UPMC network.