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Sports Injury

You don’t have to be one of the Kansas City Royals to be treated like one. As the official healthcare provider of the Royals, The University of Kansas Health System provides comprehensive care for the boys in blue. 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 injury from the same specialists that treat the pros.

Whether you're a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, your injuries are similar, and a lot of the time the treatment is the same. When you come to us, you're going to receive the same care as the Royals. – Vincent Key, MD

Orthopedic surgeon, Sports Medicine and Performance Center, and medical director and head team physician for the Kansas City Royals

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. 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 Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Our multidisciplinary team of experts 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 Performance Center

The best treatment options for you

Some 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 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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