Our Sports Medicine team was recently named the team physicians for the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars – a particularly rewarding feat for a sports medicine group because of the physical, competitive nature of the game. When working with players, we strive to pinpoint the underlying cause of an injury that they may suffer during training sessions or a game. We can then provide immediate, effective treatment options to manage issues, which can range from shoulder impingements to fractures to ACL tears.
Whether we’re treating a running back that’s suffered from an ACL injury during a football game or a pro hockey player with a rotator cuff tear, our team defines treatments to support the long-term safety of the individual."William J. Robertson, M.D.
Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder
As part of the only academic medical center in North Texas, our Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Knee team has unparalleled access to groundbreaking science and research that is improving patient care. One example is improving knowledge about the difference in injuries among female and male athletes. UT Southwestern Sports Medicine is among only a handful of orthopaedic groups in the country evaluating why women and girls experience different types of injuries more frequently than men and how to treat them effectively.
Independently, members of the UT Southwestern Sports Medicine team have trained at some of the most elite orthopaedic surgery organizations in the world. This includes the Hospital for Special Surgery, which is consistently ranked as the number one hospital for orthopaedic surgery in the United States, as well as Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University, and Duke Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition to the Dallas Stars, their professional experience includes working with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Dallas Diamonds, along with recreational athletes including runners that participate in the Dallas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon.
Several members of the Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Knee team are lifelong athletes. They understand first-hand sports injuries that occur and how to effectively treat them.