At Missouri’s Orthopaedic Institute, our physicians from all levels prevent, treat and rehabilitate injuries.

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute delivers exceptional care that is based on research and uses technology to ensure athletes get back on the field, in the gym or around the block to function at the highest level possible, as fast as possible.

We specialize in the following areas:

  • Sports medicine
  • Knee, shoulder, hip, elbow and ankle arthroscopy
  • Knee ligament reconstruction (including multiple ligament knee injuries)
  • Meniscal surgery and meniscal allograft transplantation
  • Articular cartilage restoration and joint preservation
    • Microfracture
    • Autologous chondrocyte implantation
    • Osteochondral autograft/ allograft transplantation
    • DeNovo NT
    • Biocartilage
    • Complex osteotomies about the knee (high tibial osteotomy, tibial tubercle osteotomy, distal femoral osteotomy)
    • Knee arthroplasty (replacement)
    • Total Knee, partial (Unicondyler), Patellofemoral joint arthroplasty
  • Shoulder instability/labral repair
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Complex open shoulder surgery
    • Open shoulder stabilization
    • Total shoulder arthroplasty
    • Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
    • Hemiarthroplasty
    • Shoulder resurfacing
  • Throwing shoulder
  • Carpel tunnel and cubital tunnel release
  • Elbow UCL reconstruction
  • Adolescent and pediatric sports injuries
  • Fracture fixation/management
    • Operative fixation or casting treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee and ankle

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The University of Missouri Health Care Sports Medicine team consists of experienced physicians, certified athletic trainers and several allied health care professionals. Our Dr. Glenn L. McElroy Sports Medicine Center is one of the finest state-of-the-art collegiate sports medicine facilities in the country. In addition to the “MATC,” our providers have access to the athletic training facility in Mizzou Arena, facilities at the Hearnes Center and Walton Track/Soccer Stadium, and a game-day facility (including X-ray) at Memorial Stadium.

When you receive care at MU Health Care, you have access to a large, integrated team of health professionals, including orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, radiologists, athletic trainers and pharmacists. Our multidisciplinary team has years of experience treating a variety of patients, from little leaguers to professional athletes.

Sports Medicine Therapy Services

We provide the latest therapy techniques for athletes, schools and sports teams. Our treatments and programs help athletes stay well, improve performance and return to play after an injury.

  • Active release therapy. A soft tissue system/movement based massage technique. • Athletic training. Physical conditioning and reconditioning of athletes to prevent injuries.
  • Blood flow restriction therapy. This therapy reduces blood flow to the injured limb during strength training.
  • Concussion care. Treatment of a traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head or body, a fall, or other injury that jars or shakes the brain inside the skull. 
  • Instrument assistive soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). A tool that treats soft tissue dysfunction.
  • Kinect – Portable Motion Analysis System. A markerless tracking system used for human motion analysis.
  • Selective functional movement analysis (SFMA). A series of full-body movement tests for musculoskeletal assessment.

Concussion Care

Concussions are a serious threat to the health of athletes.  We also provide diagnosis and management of  concussion care and clear athletes to return to play.

Friday Night Lights

Available seasonally during high school football, Friday Light Nights is a late-night walk-in clinic for young athletes with sports injuries. The clinic is open from 9:30 to 11 p.m. Staffed by an expert sports medicine physician, the free clinic offers services like X-rays, physical exams and diagnosis of sports injuries. 

Injury Hotline

We offer a specialized injury hotline to help athletes connect directly with a certified athletic trainer. Using the hotline, you can fast track appointments or reach the emergency department for serious injuries. To use the hotline, please call: 573-356-0566.