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Family Medicine

The University of Michigan Health System's Department of Family Medicine is a nationally recognized leader in patient care, education, and research. We strive to provide a full-range of family centered services guided by our core values: comprehensiveness, coordination, accessibility, accountability and compassion.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a common source of chronic (ongoing) pain, inflammation and restricted movement in the shoulder. Frozen shoulder commonly occurs in people age 50 and older as a result of overuse.

Hip Pain

If you have hip pain, it is probably impacting the quality of your life, perhaps making it difficult to walk, sit or stand  for any length of time. At the University of Michigan CMC we have several solutions to hip pain -- and not all of them require surgery.

Knee Conditions

Knee problems are very common, and anyone can have them. Mechanical knee problems are caused by a direct blow or sudden movement that strains the knee, or osteoarthritis in the knee, resulting from wear and tear on the parts. Inflammatory knee problems can result from certain rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosis (lupus). These diseases cause swelling that can damage the knees permanently.

Knee Pain

Our success with eliminating our patients' knee pain results from our multidisciplinary approach of including all areas that are involved in your care to develop a treatment plan just for you.

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injuries

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is one of four ligaments that keep the knee joint stable. The MCL spans the distance from the end of the femur (thigh bone) to the top of the tibia (shin bone) and is on the inner side of the knee joint. That's why it's so painful when the ligament is stretched too much or torn. The ligament is usually injured when the outside of the knee joint is struck, during sports or an accident, for example. MCL injuries can occur by themselves or with other injuries such as an ACL or meniscus tear.

MedSport at Michigan Medicine

MedSport at Michigan Medicine is made up of five nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeons and a team of sports medicine and pediatric specialists, including physician assistants, physical therapists, athletic trainers and physical therapy assistants who work closely together to care for your injury.

MedSport IMpact Program

MedSport’s IMpact Program is designed to educate and enhance mechanics or progress the rehabilitation program for return to sport. Participants in the IMpact Program focus on building functional strength, coordination, and agility, emphasizing proper jumping and landing techniques for high-risk sports skills and is a valuable asset to many, including our postoperative patients, beginning their return to sport progressions.

MedSport Outreach Program

Michigan Medicine MedSport’s staff of physicians and athletic trainers work with athletes at all levels of competition and provide sports medicine services to area high schools, college and university sports teams, and athletic development programs.

MedSport Specialty Programs

The sports medicine and rehabilitation experts at MedSport offer special programs designed to help athletes prevent injury, improve performance, and return to their desired activity in a safe, effective, and expedited fashion. Whether you’re a competitive runner, professional golfer, distinguished dancer, dedicated biker, or simply a recreational athlete on the course, track, road, or studio, we have a program for you!

MedSport Sports Conditioning Program

MedSport’s Sports Conditioning program was specially designed as a sport-specific training program, intended for athletes to improve their power, agility, and quickness while increasing their functional strength and overall athletic performance. Sports conditioning sessions are intended to be completed in the off-season in preparation for the upcoming season. The Sports Conditioning program is primarily geared toward middle school and high school student-athletes, but is also open to student-athletes in college, and adult athletes as well.

MedSport Team

MedSport at Michigan Medicine is made up of six nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeons and a team of sports medicine and pediatric specialists, including physician assistants, physical therapists, athletic trainers and physical therapy assistants who work closely together to care for your injury.

MedSport Transition Program

The Transition Program is for MedSport’s physical therapy patients who have recently completed their formal rehabilitation program and would benefit from continued strength and endurance

Meniscus Tear

The meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee. A meniscus tear is a common knee injury that happens when one or more of the fibrocartilage strips in the knee (called menisci) is stretched or torn. Meniscus tears can happen during sports or even during simple daily activities such as walking or lifting something heavy. They are usually caused by twisting or turning quickly.

Performing Arts Injury Program

MedSport's performing arts injury rehabilitation programs are specialized for the unique needs of dancers, musicians, theater performers, figure skaters and gymnasts at the amateur, collegiate, student, high school or studio level.

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries

Partial PCL tears and some isolated complete tears can be treated without surgery. This can only be determined during an examination by an experienced physician. You should know and consider the short- and long-term consequences of your options. 

Runners Clinic

Our MedSport Runners Clinic is for all runners—whether you have been running at elite levels or recreationally—and will promptly and effectively evaluate your injury or condition. We can also identify ways to help you minimize the risk of re-injury due to your running mechanics.

Shoulder Conditions

The University of Michigan Health System diagnoses and treats all types of shoulder conditions, from acute injuries such as sprains to long-term degenerative issues. And we offer a variety of innovative surgical and non-surgical treatments that will be individualized for your specific needs.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be a terrible burden, preventing you from carrying out daily tasks such as picking up your child, working or participating in sports. If you suffer from any kind of shoulder pain - whether the source is arthritis or an injury - our team of experts at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center can help you.

Sports Injuries and Sports Medicine

Michigan Medicine sports medicine physicians serve athletes and active patients with orthopaedic-related injuries and conditions of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle. We provide complete orthopaedic care to athletes of all interests, levels and ages.

Sports Injury Services and Conditions

MedSport offers a truly collaborative team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of all types of sports injury. This means that our orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians and physician assistants, physical therapists and athletic trainers bring their expertise directly to the patient at each visit — providing you with the kind of optimum and thorough care that will get good results quickly and effectively — getting you back to where you want to be.