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Sports Injury

You deserve the Royals treatment

sports injury patient at The University of Kansas Health System

You don’t have to be one of the Kansas City Royals or Kansas City Chiefs to be treated like one. As the official healthcare provider of the Royals and the Chiefs, The University of Kansas Health System provides comprehensive care for our hometown teams. 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 rely on the experts at The University of Kansas Health System to keep us going. They take what they learn working with elite athletes and apply it to everyday athletes. – Dayton Moore

General Manager, 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, 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
Knee pain

Extended weekday hours for orthopedic injuries

Our physicians are available at the Indian Creek Campus Monday-Friday until 7 pm, by appointment, to care for your urgent orthopedic or sports injuries.

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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. We have experience caring for everyone from professional athletes to youth soccer players, gymnasts and cheerleaders.

Sports injuries treated

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Committed to safety

We are seeing patients for primary, specialty, urgent and emergency care needs. Your safety is always our most important priority. We changed some of our processes – including routinely conducting COVID-19 screening and testing for surgical and hospitalized patients – to optimize safety and minimize risk for patients and staff. Learn more about these practices.

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