Caring for The North Bay’s Athletic and Fitness Community

View The Sports Medicine Center brochure (PDF)

SRO’s Sports Medicine Center provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to the prevention and treatment of injuries in athletes of all ages. We understand athletes. We know that you’ll do everything feasible to prevent injury, while maintaining your vigorous lifestyle. We also know that if you become injured, you want to recover as quickly and safely as possible.

Dr. SteinDr. Degenhardt, and Dr. McDermott direct our team of board certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, and support staff, who work together to care for recreational, high school, collegiate, Olympic, and professional athletes. From injury prevention to diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries, our team specializes in the evaluation and management of injuries and illnesses that affect physically active people at all competitive levels.

Comprehensive Care for Sports Injuries

At the Sports Medicine Center, you benefit from the combined knowledge of our expert medical team. Patients at the Sports Medicine Center receive care from orthopaedic physicians, pain specialists, physical therapists, diagnostic imaging specialists, and surgeons trained in sports medicine who are experienced in innovative, minimally invasive surgical techniques.

SRO’s commitment to excellence is reflected by the skills of our nine orthopaedic surgeons. SRO offers board certified and fellowship-trained surgeons, each of whom are recognized as foremost authorities in one of several subspecialties including: sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and surgery of the knee, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle, hand and wrist, and spine. SRO has been providing quality, compassionate care for over 60 years.

The Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center

The heart of SRO’s extraordinary continuum of care is the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center—a medically advanced, 10,000 square foot facility equipped with specialized technology designed to enhance patient recovery and rehabilitation.

Our experienced, highly skilled physical and occupational therapists have completed extensive post-graduate education in orthopaedics and sports rehabilitation, and stay current on the most effective methods of injury prevention and rehabilitation.

SRO’s physicians believe that your therapy experience is critical to your recovery from injury or surgery. Thus, our integrative approach focuses on comprehensive care, creating a synergy between your treating physician, therapists, and support staff. With all of our personnel and equipment in a single location, you are assured of ongoing, immediate, and direct access to your orthopaedic specialist. Also, our therapists seek counsel from your physician and provide timely reports on your progress.

Imaging Services

Our onsite diagnostic imaging department aids our physicians in quickly and accurately diagnosing your injury or condition. Because radiologic exams are common during an orthopaedic visit, we have developed programs that are efficient, effective, and convenient.

SRO’s Sports Medicine Center offers comprehensive diagnostic x-ray capabilities. We have also incorporated a state-of-the-art open Magnetic Resonance Extremity (MRI) Scanner, helping to eliminate the claustrophobic feeling some patients experience with traditional MRI. Each of our technologists is fully certified in his or her area of expertise. All of our MRI interpretations are performed by board certified radiologists specializing in musculoskeletal diagnoses.


Sportsmetrics™ is the first training program scientifically proven to decrease serious knee ligament injuries in female athletes. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury rates are two to 10 times higher in female athletes than in males. SRO has developed a unique approach to injury prevention and performance enhancement Sportsmetrics™.

Active in the Local Arena

Throughout our 60-plus years of commitment to Sonoma County and the North Bay, Santa Rosa Orthopaedics has actively supported local athletic programs, sponsored charitable events, and offered educational programs and workshops to the public. We continue to welcome opportunities to help inform our community, and contribute to the health of our neighbors and friends. SRO proudly offers direct, on-field team coverage and injury prevention programs for professional, collegiate and secondary schools throughout Sonoma County.

Sports Medicine Center at SRO Brochure (pdf)

Keeping Athletes in the Game–At What Cost? (SCMA Magazine)

Keeping You in the Game – SRO newsletter-Spring/Summer 2010 (pdf)