The Hughston name is renowned for Sports Medicine.

When the late Ralph “Shug” Jordan became Auburn’s football coach, Dr. Hughston convinced him that the football team needed orthopedists on the sidelines so they could observe injuries as they occurred and better treat the athlete. Thus, Dr. Hughston became one of the first team physicians, a pioneer role in athletics. Today, sports medicine doctors are widely recognized as medical professionals and specialists who treat athletes for an array of injuries and conditions.

How can a Hughston sports medicine doctor help you?

Playing a sport is fun and exciting; but participating puts you at risk for an injury. Running with sudden stops, cutting side to side, jumping, and pivoting can be exhilarating, but those moves can also cause damage to your bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Although there are risks involved in playing sports, nothing beats being in the game. Don’t watch from the sidelines; get in the game for an exciting, healthier life. Here are a list of injuries and conditions that our orthopedic sport medicine doctors treat:

  • ACL tear and ACL reconstruction
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Female specific athletic disorders
  • Fractures
  • Instability of the ankle, knee, hip, and shoulder
  • Strains and sprains
  • Labral tear
  • Ligament injuries
  • Meniscus tear
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff
  • Tendon injuries

If you do find yourself on the injured list, make an appointment for an evaluation with one of Hughston’s sports medicine physicians.