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Sports Medicine & Shoulder Services

Sports Medicine & Shoulder Services

Common sports injuries include contusions, sprains, strains, tendinitis, fractures, dislocations, and concussions. The Sports Medicine Team provides non-operative and operative (arthroscopic and open surgery) care for all of these injuries.

Additional service available to athletes also include preseason physical evaluations, medical care for issues relevant to an athlete’s health (e.g. asthma, diabetes), physical rehabilitation, conditioning programs, imaging, pain management, and nutrition.

Common areas of pain around the shoulder include the glenohumeral joint, the acromioclavicular (AC) joint, the sternoclavicular joint, and the scapulothoracic space.  Causes of shoulder pain in athletes include rotator cuff disease ranging from tendinitis to tears, shoulder instability after a dislocation, labral tears, shoulder arthritis,  AC joint separation, and fractures.  The Shoulder Service provides non-operative and operative care to patients with these problems.  Operative care includes arthroscopic or open surgery: rotator cuff repairs, shoulder stablization, shoulder replacement, and cartilage restoration.

Sports Injury Prevention Community Seminars
Sports Rehabilitation Patient Reviews
Sports Nutrition Our Team
Sports Concussion Clinic Location


Watch our Sports Seminar Series Here

How to Prevent Common Sports Injuries

Dr. Michael DeFranco, MD
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgeon
CGH Medical Center

Treatment of Injured Athletes on the Field


Mr. Andy Accardi
Certified Athletic Trainer
Newman High School Athletic Coach

Safe Strength & Conditioning Programs         

Mr. Bryan Frederick, M.S
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Joint Motion and Core Stability in Athletes

Dr. Geoff Wright, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
CGH Medical Center

Principle of Sports Nutrition                                 


Mrs. Margaret Hewitt, RD, LDN
Outpatient Dietitian
CGHMC Diabetes and Nutrition Center

Patient-Centered Goals



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