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Sports Medicine and Performance Center Resources

The goals of an injured athlete are simple – return to competition as quickly as possible at full strength and avoid further injury. Doctors at The University of Kansas Health System Sports Medicine and Performance Center are trained to treat athletes at every level – from weekend warriors and elite youth competitors to high school and college students to the professional athletes of Major League Baseball and the National Football League.

Postoperative protocols

Achilles Rupture

ACL Reconstruction

ACL Reconstruction with Meniscus Repair (Radial/Root Tear)

ACL Reconstruction with Meniscus Repair (Peripheral/Vertical)

ACL Reconstruction with Meniscus Repair (Peripheral/Vertical) and Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction

ACL Reconstruction with Meniscus Transplant

ACL Reconstruction and/or Posterior Lateral Corner (PLC) Reconstruction

Ankle Reconstruction (Brostrom/Internal Brace)

Ankle Reconstruction (Brostrom/Syndesmotic)

Articular Cartilage Restoration – Femur

Articular Cartilage Restoration – Patellofemoral

Fifth Metatarsal ORIF

Hip Arthroscopy with Iliopsoas Release

Hip Arthroscopy (Labral Debridement)

Hip Arthroscopy (Labral Reconstruction)

Hip Arthroscopy (Microfracture)

Hip Arthroscopy (Standard)

Lower Extremity Functional Testing Protocol

Meniscus Repair (Peripheral/Vertical)

Meniscus Repair (Radial/Root Tear)

Meniscus Transplant

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction and Posterior Lateral Corner (PLC) Reconstruction

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Rehabilitation


Nutrition resources

What to eat to eat better

When you eat real, whole foods, you feel better, play better and perform better. Here's a handy list that will help you perform better on and off the field.

Make your own healthy, quick smoothie

Smoothies are a great option for on-the-go nutrition, especially for athletes. But a smoothie is only as healthy as the ingredients you use. By including choices from four general categories, you'll have a healthy meal or snack in no time.

The four general categories include:

  • Liquid
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Protein
  • Healthy fats and oils

Remember not to go overboard on sweet fruit! Generally, a handful is plenty. Download your own DIY Smoothie Maker.

Want better athletic performance? Eat.

You can improve your game just by eating right. It's not that hard – just eat whole, real foods. That means food that isn't processed, packaged or handed to you from a drive-through window.

Your plate should have a healthy balance of:

  • Protein
  • Low-starch vegetables
  • Starchy vegetables and whole grains
  • Fruit
  • Fats and oils

And always, always drink your water! Athletes should consume half of their body weight in water each day. So, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink 75 ounces of water each day.

Download tips to boost your athletic performance.

Getting started resources

Starting to exercise

Want to start exercising but you're not sure where to start? David Smith, MD, a primary care sports physician at The University of Kansas Health System's Sports Medicine and Performance Center, offers guidance and encouragement to people of all ages in this Q&A. Get moving now.

Trends

What fitness trends should you try? Which to ignore? David Smith, MD, a primary care sports physician at The University of Kansas Health System's Sports Medicine and Performance Center, weighs in on the latest and greatest. But cautions that while fads come and go, the basic principles of exercise and fitness remain the same. Find the facts.


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