Vanderbilt Bone & Joint / Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Football, baseball, tennis, running – we love sports too, and we love to help athletes recover from injuries to get back to their game. From competitive athletes of all levels to recreational ‘weekend warriors,’ we help patients of all ages get back to their activities. We love being active; we want to keep you active, too.

Sports injuries require special attention. Our sports medicine physicians are highly trained to help recreational and competitive athletes return to play and day-to-day activities. We have experience treating Olympic, professional, collegiate, high school and numerous youth athletes.

Many conditions and injuries can affect your bones, joints and connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments.

  • Adolescent anterior knee pain
  • Ankle fractures (broken ankle)
  • Ankle fractures in children
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Back pain in children
  • Biceps tendon tear at the elbow
  • Biceps tendon tear at the shoulder
  • Burners and stingers
  • Chronic shoulder instability
  • Collateral ligament injuries
  • Combined knee ligament injuries
  • Common knee injuries
  • Common shoulder injuries
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Elbow injuries in the throwing athlete
  • Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Hamstring muscle injuries
  • Heat injury and heat exhaustion
  • High school sports injuries
  • Hip bursitis
  • Hip strains
  • Lisfranc (midfoot) injury
  • Low back pain
  • Mallet finger (baseball finger)
  • Meniscal tears
  • Muscle contusion (bruise)
  • Muscle cramp
  • Muscle strains in the thigh
  • Neck pain
  • Neck sprain
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease (knee pain)
  • Overuse injuries in children
  • Patellar dislocation and instability in children (unstable kneecap)
  • Patellar tendon tear
  • Pes anserine (knee tendon) bursitis
  • Posterior cruciate ligament injuries
  • Prepatellar (kneecap) bursitis
  • Quadriceps tendon tear
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Runner's knee (patellofemoral pain)
  • Scaphoid fracture of the wrist
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder impingement/rotator cuff tendinitis
  • Shoulder injuries in the throwing athlete
  • Shoulder joint tear (glenoid labrum tear)
  • Shoulder separation
  • SLAP tears
  • Snapping hip
  • Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
  • Sports concussion
  • Sports hernia (athletic pubalgia)
  • Sprained ankle
  • Sprained thumb
  • Sprains, strains and other soft tissue injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Stress fractures of the foot and ankle
  • Throwing injuries in the elbow in children
  • Turf toe
  • Unstable kneecap
  • Wrist sprains
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Knee arthroscopy 
  • Knee conditioning program
  • Knee exercises
  • Meniscal transplant surgery
  • Osteotomy of the knee
  • Rotator cuff and shoulder conditioning program
  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder surgery

Patient Stories

Ankle and shoulder injuries were holding back the performance of professional triathlete Craig Evans. Orthopedic surgery at Vanderbilt Bone & Joint helped him realize his full athletic potential.


Vanderbilt Bone & Joint
206 Bedford Way
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 790-3290
Toll free: (800) 348-0724
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Vanderbilt Bone & Joint in Franklin offers walk-in care Monday-Saturday for injuries or conditions that require immediate attention. Walk-in care is available from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturdays.

Vanderbilt Bone & Joint Spring Hill
1003 Reserve Blvd., Suite 130
Spring Hill, TN 37174
(615) 790-3290
Toll free: (800) 348-0724
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