Sports Medicine

Keeping you in the game—for Life!

Our Sports Medicine Center at SRO is widely recognized for providing comprehensive care for conditions involving the shoulder, foot and ankle, elbow, hip and knee. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or elite athlete, you can count on our Sports Medicine Team to do everything possible to get you back to doing what you love.

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Sports medicine has long been of great interest and importance to us at Santa Rosa Orthopaedics. As the explosion of adult fitness reverberated across America and beyond over recent decades, our physicians and staff were no less inspired than others to enjoy the benefits of participatory sports and recreation rather than simply remaining spectators at others’ sporting events.

Our in-house, state-of-the-art imaging technologies assist our physicians in accurately diagnosing injuries. Then they work closely with other team members to develop treatment programs that first look to non-surgical therapies designed to return you to your favorite activities with optimal performance enhancement, injury risk reduction, and the confidence that they inspire.

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When surgery is indicated, our minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures greatly reduce post-surgical discomfort and recovery times. Regenerative medicine is another non-surgical technique that utilizes the latest technological advances to rehabilitate injured joints.

In every instance, our focus is on the individual patient in front of us, leading to customized, evidence-based treatment protocols tailored to every patient’s unique circumstance.

Common Sports-Related Problems

At SRO Sports Medicine, our world-class sports medicine team has the knowledge and experience to evaluate, diagnose and treat a number of conditions stemming from athletic pursuits, including, but not limited to:

  • ACL, MCL and Meniscus Tears
  • Concussions
  • Fractures
  • Injuries
  • Muscle Strains
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Total Joint

Our SRO Sports Medicine Team

Our physicians have treated many professional athletes and served as team physicians for multiple college and high school sports teams. But they also see patients who may not consider themselves athletes but whose injuries are no less worthy of treatment using a sports medicine approach. These can include degenerative conditions such as arthritis of the knee, shoulder and hip, occupational injuries from trauma or overuse, and growth abnormalities that may benefit from sports medicine protocols. To learn more or to make an appointment with a sports medicine specialist, call 707-546-1922 or use our online form.

Gary A. Stein, M.D.

Gary A. Stein, M.D.

Dr. Gary Stein is a board-certified specialist in orthopedic surgery, adult reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, and back care. A pioneer in developing minimally invasive techniques for hip and knee replacement surgery, he is co-director of the Sports Medicine Center at SRO and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Learn More …

Michael J. McDermott, M.D.

Michael J. McDermott, M.D.

Dr. Michael McDermott is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, with long experience in general orthopedic surgery. His career has spanned patients ranging from adolescent, high school, college, professional and Olympic athletes through middle-aged recreational enthusiasts to seniors seeking relief from osteoarthritis. A co-director of the Sports Medicine Center at SRO, his practice emphasizes complex reconstruction and minimally invasive procedures for the knee… Learn More …

Thomas C. Degenhardt, M.D.

Thomas C. Degenhardt, M.D.

Dr. Thomas Degenhardt’s career as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon has been highlighted by his prominent role in the development and practice of sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and joint reconstruction of the knee. He serves as co-director of The Sports Medicine Center at SRO and has extensive experience in complex reconstructive procedures of the knee, including articular cartilage regeneration and transfer techniques, multiple ligament reconstructions, and primary and revision knee replacement. Learn More …

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