The Sports Medicine orthopedists of Azalea Orthopedics provide comprehensive care for athletes of all abilities – from the weekend warrior to the professional athlete. Our specially trained physicians promote lifelong fitness and wellness and encourage prevention of illness and injury. Our specialist help patients maximize function and minimize disability and time away from sports, work or school. Their goal is to help you return to play as quickly as possible with the most appropriate treatment and rehabilitation for your particular injury.
Azalea Locations for
Azalea Orthopedics offers sports medicine at all of our orthopedic locations throughout East Texas. Schedule an appointment with our sports medicine doctors today!
Annual All-Star Game
Join Azalea April 13, 2019, in celebrating local excellence in youth sports at the Annual Azalea Orthopedics All-Star High School Classic. The Classic gives high school seniors in the East Texas area the opportunity to showcase their talent for colleges and hometown fans. All players are nominated by their high school coaches and are selected by an All-Star selection panel.
The game will be played at Wagstaff Gymnasium, in Tyler, Texas. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. April 13th. The girl’s game time is slated for 5:30 p.m. with the boy’s game to follow at approximately 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for students, and free to children 5 and under.
All proceeds from the All-Star game are donated to the Bethesda Clinic.
What Is The Difference Between
a Sports Medicine Physician
and an Orthopedic Surgeon?
Both are well trained in musculoskeletal medicine. Sports Medicine Physicians specialize in the non-operative medical treatment of musculoskeletal sports conditions. Orthopedic surgeons are also trained in the operative treatment of these conditions.
Approximately 90% of all sports injuries are non-surgical, and Sports Medicine Physicians can expedite referral to an orthopedic/sports surgeon when indicated, and can help guide referrals to appropriate rehabilitative care and ancillary services as needed.
Common examples of musculoskeletal problems include acute injuries (such as ankle sprains, muscle strains,knee & shoulder injuries and fractures) and overuse injuries (such as tendonitis, stress fractures).
Our Sports Medicine Orthopedists
Meet our industry leading Sports Medicine Orthopedists.
Patrick Wupperman, M.D.
is an orthopedic surgeon with extensive training in complex shoulder and knee problems with a special interest in Autologous Cartilage Implantation. Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
Azalea Orthopedics Today!
Our main office is in Tyler, TX, but we also have a number of other locations throughout East Texas from Longview to Palestine to Mount Pleasant. Our orthopedic specialists and teams are waiting to offer you skilled treatment and heartfelt support through your entire treatment and healing process. Contact us today to get started on a pain-free tomorrow.