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SRO Sports Medicine Center

North Bay’s Leading Sports Medicine Center

From arthroscopic procedures to knee and hip surgery to comprehensive physical therapy, SRO’s Sports Medicine Specialists are up-to-date on the latest innovations in sports medicine, to ensure your treatment is ideal and appropriate for your injury.

The Sports Medicine Center of Santa Rosa Orthopaedics specializes in providing comprehensive care for conditions involving the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. Don’t let knee pain, shoulder pain or hip pain keep you from participating in the activities you enjoy. Our sports medicine specialists are experts in treating these injuries and more.

SRO’s Sports Medicine Center is recognized as a leader in patient care, surgical and non-surgical treatments, physical and occupational therapy and patient education – allowing you to benefit from the most up-to-date treatment and therapies available. We focus on helping patients avoid surgery and utilize regenerative medicine and non-surgical techniques whenever possible. We also implement an evidence-based approach to the care and treatment of all of our patients. Our doctors provide care to patients and athletes in areas including; hip preservation, cartilage restoration, shoulder and knee reconstruction.

Conditions Treated

You don’t have to be an athlete to see a sports medicine doctor at Santa Rosa Orthopaedics.  Our doctors care for a range of conditions in patients of all ages, from adolescents to seniors. Conditions treated include growth abnormalities, occupational injuries, sport injuries, as well as degenerative conditions such as arthritis of the knee, shoulder and hip.


Additional Services

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.

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.

Created by a team of athletic trainers, physical therapists and researchers, under the direction of Dr. Frank Noyes, Founder and Director of Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Sportsmetrics™ is the foundation upon which sports-specific skills are built.

Sportsmetrics™ is the first training program scientifically proven to decrease serious knee ligament injuries in female athletes. With Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, injury rates that are 2-10 times higher in female athletes than in male athletes, it is time to TAKE ACTION and get involved with Sportsmetrics™ — the training program for injury prevention AND performance enhancement.

Sportsmetrics™ is not just another plyometric training program. Jumping drills are used to teach the athlete to preposition the entire body safely when accelerating (jumping) or decelerating (landing) (see video). The selection and progression of these exercises are designed for neuromuscular retraining proceeding from simple jumping drills (to instill correct form) to multi-directional, single-foot hops and plyometrics with an emphasis on quick turnover (to add sport-like movements).

Performing maneuvers with sound mechanics decreases the likelihood of an injury, and it is also essential to maximizing sport performance. A solid foundation of strength, coordination and overall physical conditioning is required for athletes to attain their highest potential in their sport-specific skills. Train with Sportsmetrics™ to reduce your risk of injury AND enhance competitive athletic performance.

Each year in the US, 1 in 100 high school female athletes will suffer a serious knee injury. Don’t be left on the sidelines!

Santa Rosa Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, located at our Mark West Springs facility, is a Certified Clinical Training Site with Certified Instructors to assist with your training. As you work to get back from an injury, you can continue to train with rehabilitation professionals using our Return-to-Play protocols.

Santa Rosa Orthopaedics offers a revolutionary surgical option for some joint replacement patients using the robotic assisted device called RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. This highly advanced procedure is essentially a minimally invasive technique that reduces damage to the bone and surrounding tissue for faster recovery. The MAKO®  system is currently available primarily for partial knee replacement and is offered by both Dr. Michael McDermott and SRO’s Dr. Nathan Ehmer at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital.

The MAKO robotic arm interactive system’s unique design makes it possible for a surgeon to “pre-plan” the procedure on the computer. This way, the robotic arm ensures precision in the resurfacing of the damaged portion of the joint followed by more accurate placement of artificial implants and correct tensioning of ligaments. The robotic system offers a number of benefits particularly for knee replacement surgery. One of the primary advantages is that we require a much smaller “mini-incision” and most patients experience a much a faster recovery as a result.