Four Questions to Ask For a Sports Related Injury

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If you have a sports injury, it’s a good idea to see a sports medicine specialist. Here are key questions to ask before you decide where to be treated.

Q: Do I need a sport medicine specialist?

A: “A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate people with injuries of the knee, shoulder, back, wrist, ankle, and more,” explains Craig Mintzer, MD, sports medicine specialist. “At Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, our sports medicine specialists are also experts at treating concussions, improving performance, and preventing future injuries. We will get you back to your peak performance as quickly as possible.”

Q: Do I need to be an “athlete” to see one?

A: “You absolutely do not need to be an ‘athlete’ to see a sports medicine specialist,” explains Kenneth Krumins, MD, sports medicine surgeon. “At Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, while we do treat athletes – from junior high to the pros; we also treat recreational sports enthusiasts, like runners, golfers, and tennis players; plus a lot of people who get physically injured at work or during everyday life. No one can return you to full function like we can.”

Q: What options do they provide?

A: “No sports medicine group in the region offers you more options than Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic.” says Sean McFadden, DO, sports medicine specialist. “We have physical therapists, pain management specialists and orthopaedic surgeons who are experts at helping to relieve pain, build strength and improve performance. And if surgery is needed, we are pioneers at minimally invasive surgery.”

Q: How experienced are they?

A: “Even if you’re not an athlete, you want a sport medicine specialist who has seen it all,” explains Matthew Hurbanis, MD. “We are team physicians at many area high schools, colleges and pro teams, including the Orlando Magic, University of Central Florida, Orlando Solar Bears, Rollins College, & the Orlando Ballet, and the orthopedic program at Jewett is ranked one of the top in the nation. So, if you have a sports or physical injury of any kind, put the experts on your side.”


Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic is equipped to help amateur and professional athletes alike. Whether it is an injury or just normal wear and tear, we work closely with our patients to develop individualized treatment plans to help them get back in the game.

Don’t let knee pain, shoulder pain or hip pain keep you from doing the activities you enjoy. Our top ranked doctors are experts in treating these injuries. Our doctors provide care to patients and athletes from across the globe who are seeking expertise in areas such as hip preservation, cartilage restoration, shoulder and knee reconstruction.