When to Seek Care for Sports Injury
Seek care immediately if you experience:
- Bone fracture or orthopaedic trauma
- Ligament or tendon tear
- Sprain, strain, or pain from an injury that has not improved in 48 hours
Visit Duke Orthopaedic Urgent Care
Our orthopaedic urgent care clinic is open seven days a week. Get fast service with no long waits and no unnecessary exposure to illness. No appointment is needed; walk-ins are welcome.
Specialized Sports Medicine Programs
Our concussion experts specialize in evaluating athletes who experience sports-related concussions. We use a variety of tests to assess the severity of your condition and the progress of your rehabilitation so you can safely return to the playing field.
If you were born with a heart condition, or if you were recently diagnosed with or found to be at risk for a form of heart disease, our heart specialists help you manage your disease while safely maintaining your activity and optimizing your performance.
Dedicated Sports Clinics
Our sports medicine providers offer specialized care for sports injuries and performance, including running, golf, and soccer.
Our sports performance program helps athletes reach their fullest potential. Programs are offered for competitive athletes, former athletes, and recreational athletes who want to focus on agility, speed, power, strength, stamina, flexibility, body composition, and endurance.
Our team works with athletes from select local middle schools, high schools, colleges, and sports clubs to help them achieve their personal best while avoiding injury.
Recognized Sports Medicine Leaders
History of Success
Our sports medicine program has benefited patients with sports injuries for more than seven decades. We have been the training ground for hundreds of sports medicine doctors around the country.
Sports Injuries that Affect the Female Athlete
Sports injuries can affect women differently than men. Preventing sports injuries is our goal, and knowing how gender impacts the body is our specialty. We diagnose and treat female-specific injuries when they occur. That’s important, whether you are a college-scholarship prospect, an Olympic hopeful, or a senior resuming a walking program after a fracture.
FIFA Medical Center of Excellence
We are one of three FIFA Medical Centers of Excellence in the U.S. and one of 48 internationally. This recognition is in part due to our facilities and programs specifically for soccer athletes. Our staff includes physicians, physician assistants, athletic trainers, and physical therapists with experience supporting our men’s and women’s national U.S. Soccer teams.