Sports Injury

Be Treated Like a Chief

sports injury patient at The University of Kansas Health System

You don’t have to be one of the Kansas City Chiefs to be treated like one. As the official healthcare provider of the Chiefs, The University of Kansas Health System provides comprehensive care for our hometown team. We also provide the same high level of care to all professional, collegiate and youth athletes as well as weekend warriors. When you see one of our sports medicine experts at the Sports Medicine and Performance Center, you’ll receive an individualized treatment plan for your sports injury from the same specialists that treat the pros.

We work together with the Chiefs athletic trainers, and the exchange of information goes both ways. We learn things that we apply to taking care of high-level high school and college athletes, as well as recreational athletes. – Paul Schroeppel, MD

Orthopedic surgeon, Sports Medicine and Performance Center and head team orthopedic surgeon for the Kansas City Chiefs

Getting you back into play

No one wants to get hurt, but injuries are part of any athletic endeavor. It doesn't matter whether you strain a muscle, tear a ligament, or damage a bone or joint or experience a concussion. With our strong lineup of sports medicine specialists, we'll manage your injury with the same expert medical care that we provide as the Official Healthcare Provider for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals.

Our multidisciplinary sports medicine team of specialists includes doctors, surgeons, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers. We tailor care to your needs and create a successful return-to-play plan that includes:

  • Injury assessment
  • Follow-up doctor visits
  • Surgery, if necessary
  • Rehabilitation schedule
  • Sport-specific athletic training at our world-class Sports Medicine Performance Center

The best treatment options for you

Some sports injuries require surgery and some don't. Your injury will determine whether we perform surgery, a minimally invasive procedure or recommend medication or other therapies. Our nationally recognized orthopedic surgeons are experts at providing sports injury care when necessary. Our orthopedics program consistently ranks as high-performing among the nation's top in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals. We have experience caring for everyone from professional athletes to youth soccer players, gymnasts and cheerleaders.

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