University Hospitals Sports Medicine takes a multidisciplinary approach that integrates care from medical experts who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment for athletes of all ages and abilities. Our fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists, primary care doctors, nutritionists, sleep experts and other healthcare professionals ensure the very best in health and medical care for athletes.
As the official health care partner for the Cleveland Browns, our team of experts provide care both on and off the field, from peewee to pro. Learn more about the Cleveland Browns & UH partnership.
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Patient Success Stories
Meechie Johnson, Jr. suffered a knee injury during his sophomore year at Garfield Heights High School. Learn how the team at University Hospitals repaired Johnson’s ACL and both meniscus to allow Meechie the opportunity to compete at the next level.
India had never experienced an injury like the one that put a temporary end to all of her athletics. The team at University Hospitals were able to repair India's knee and get her back to playing sports.
Meadow was 16 when she was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and a labral tear. Learn how Michael Salata, MD, and Robert Wetzel, MD, team up to provide a unique combined arthroscopic and open surgical approach to treating patients like Meadow.
“Knowing that I was operated on by the same doctor who helps to care for the Cleveland Browns players makes me feel special – almost like I was an NFL player."
Competitive gymnast, Ravenna Bala, was a high school sophomore when she tore her ACL. She sought treatment from her team physician, Chris Tangen, DO and Cleveland Browns Head Team Physician, James Voos, MD.
“As a mom it was very hard for me. Having Dr. Karns and Ben, who are so kind and good to Skanda, was emotional for my husband and I. They gave me a source of strength and comfort."
“When I met Dr. Malone, I trusted him immediately. He told me that everything would be fine, and he was right.”
“The UH team was very focused on the athlete. They know the patient wants to get back out there, to play again. When we walked out of Dr. Voos’s office, we felt like there was hope.”
“After my surgery, I was faster and I could jump higher. Dr. Salata is the best; he helped me continue to play the game that I love. I’d recommend him to anyone.”
“My competitive spirit needs to be racing, not just walking. Dr. Cupp helps me keep doing what I love to do.”