When professional athletes are injured, they require first-rate care that will help them return to work quickly without jeopardizing their safety—which is why they choose Piedmont.
Our long and successful relationship with professional sports began in the 1960s when orthopaedic surgeon F. James Funk Jr., M.D., became team physician for the new Atlanta Braves, and later, the Atlanta Falcons. Since then, Piedmont orthopaedists have worked with most of Atlanta's professional sports franchises, along with the Atlanta Ballet and several local college and high school sports teams.
When Atlanta cinched the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, Piedmont physicians and staff played a prominent volunteer role in organizing and staffing the medical network that served the event's athletes and guests.
Whether you're a pro athlete or a weekend warrior, sports can wreak havoc on your body—particularly the joints. Minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures of the knee, shoulder and ankle enable athletes to recover faster than with traditional surgery. New instruments to suture shoulder tissue enable rotator-cuff repair with fewer and smaller incisions. Bio-absorbable screws, staples and nails for reconstructive procedures, commonly used with athletic injuries, eliminate need for surgery to remove the fixation devices.
With physicians specializing in both upper- and lower-extremity sports injuries, there's no better facility in the Southeast for top-notch care that gets athletes back in the game quickly and safely.