Construction Underway on Facility to Treat Professional, College & High School Athletes
NEW ORLEANS - Just in time for spring training, Ochsner is unveiling its plans for a new Sports Medicine Complex. We are located at 1201 S. Clearview Parkway, Building B, 1st floor, Suite 104, in Jefferson. The facility will host an invitation-only, cocktail reception for local coaches to tour the facility on May 20, from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Completion of the facility will occur in stages beginning in late 2008 and ending in mid-2009.
"The Ochsner Sports Medicine Center will provide local athletes, professional, college, or high school, with the most advanced orthopedic services in the region," says Dr. Deryk Jones, MD, Section Head at Sports Medicine for Ochsner Health System. "We have the largest staff of athletic trainers in Louisiana who work closely with New Orleans' professional teams, local universities, and high schools." The Ochsner multidisciplinary team coordinates 3 sports medicine orthopaedic surgeons, 2 non-operative sports medicine physicians, and 23 athletic trainers to meet each patient's specific needs for the best possible outcome.
"With this new facility, patients now have access to the most advanced physical therapy programs and facilities thus speeding their return to high level athletic activities." explains Dr. Jones. Upon completion of the clinic in late 2007, we have begun to provide year-round, walk-in clinic availability for injured athletes speeding their access to physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers." Saturday morning clinics will be open at the Sports Complex and both Northshore health centers during football season to treat high school athletes following their games.
"The Ochsner Sports Medicine Complex is a tremendous investment in our community's physical health," says Warner Thomas, President and Chief Operating Officer for Ochsner Health System, "We are committed to providing the most updated services and treatments, and the economic success that strong, healthy athletes can bring to our city."
"In addition to athletes, our program also treats general orthopedic and use-related problems such as osteoarthritis and post-traumatic conditions of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee with minimally invasive adult reconstructive surgery, resurfacing arthroplasties as well as biologic reconstructive procedures," says Jones. The Ochsner's Sports Medicine Team includes:
• Deryk Jones, MD, Section Head is one of the regional leaders in cartilage repair therapy using a technique called Carticel, which is an innovative, cell therapy used to repair damaged cartilage of the knee. Dr. Jones has ongoing clinical research in cartilage restoration and one of the Founding Members of Cartilage Repair Centers of America. He also serves as the Head Team physician for the New Orleans Saints.
- Scott Montgomery, MD is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon whose clinical interests include treatment of pathologic conditions of the shoulder, knee, elbow and upper extremities. Dr. Montgomery currently serves as consultant reviewer for the British Journal of Sports Medicine and the Medical Journal of Australia and is the Head Team Physician for the New Orleans Hornets.
- Misty Suri, MD is an orthopedic surgeon whose clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee. His research efforts include shoulder and knee biomechanics with particular emphasis on the throwing athlete and cartilage healing. Dr. Suri is the Head Team Physician for the New Orleans Voodoo and the UNO sports teams.
- Christine Keating, MD is a Physiatrist, Physical medicine and Rehabilitation physician. She is an avid runner and has completed several marathons including the Boston Marathon.
- Matthew McQueen, MD is a board Certified Family Practitioner who has a Certificate of Additional Qualification in Sports Medicine, and has practiced at Ochsner since 1997. Locally, he has served as a team physician for the New Orleans Hornets and New Orleans VooDoo.
- Neil Delude, MS, PA-C, ATC is a Physician Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer, and Clinic-outreach Coordinator for the Ochsner Sports Medicine Center. He serves as the Lead Medical Specialist for Xavier University Men's and Women's basketball teams.
Currently, the Sports Medicine Complex offers a complete range of patient services including: sports injury clinics with the latest imaging technology to aid in diagnosis of sports-related injuries, outpatient rehabilitation, preseason athletic evaluations, educational programs, and athletic training coverage for professional teams and various high school and university athletic programs. Amenities under construction at the Sports Medicine Complex include:
New Expansive Therapy Gymnasium with the most advanced therapy equipment which will include Cybex, Sports Art, Nautilus, Triton, and Game Ready equipment. Future plans will include Biodex 4 and Vestibular Unit for research and testing of patients.
Hydroworx® Rehabilitation Pool is a treadmill-in-a-pool with underwater cameras to allow physicians to view the patients running gait and assess therapy. This treatment offers patients greater freedom to move because the buoyancy and warm temperature help patients relax and have less pain. Aquatic therapy has been shown to have superior results over traditional physical therapy for following conditions: anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) replacement, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and rotator cuff injury.
MRI Suite: Future technology will include a 1.7 Tesla unit used to detect acute, subacute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries with high resolution, intra-articular gadolinium enhanced complex evaluations of specific joints such as the shoulder, hip, wrist, elbow and knee, and state of the art cartilage-specific T2 mapping.
Wet Lab: This is an arthroscopic skills laboratory that will train local and national residents, sports medicine fellows, and board certified orthopaedist on the latest in sports medicine operative techniques and medical equipment. This facility will also perform biomechanical Instron® testing of orthopaedic implants and operative techniques.
Human Performance Lab will conduct clinical studies analyzing sports biomechanics, gait and running assessments, pitching and throwing mechanics, and overall pre and postoperative joint kinetics/kinematics assessments and clinical outcomes. This extensive database will help design rehabilitative protocols and be used to evaluate the effects of orthopaedic devices and procedures. The lab will be equipped with state-of-the-art electromyography, force and video analysis systems.
If you are interested in seeing one of our sports medicine healthcare providers at our facility located at 1201 S. Clearview Parkway, Building, 1st floor, Suite 104, Jefferson, LA 70121, please call (504) 736-4800 for appointment.
Ochsner Health System (www.ochsner.org) is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education. The system includes seven hospitals and 35 health centers located throughout Southeast Louisiana. Ochsner employs over 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties and 450 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner was ranked one of the "Best Places to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and received the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 12 consecutive years. Ochsner was ranked as "Best" Hospital by U.S. News and World Report in July 2007. Ochsner has over 10,000 employees system-wide.