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Sports Medicine: Baton Rouge

Why choose Ochsner Health in Baton Rouge for your sports medicine care?

The Ochsner Health sports medicine programs in Baton Rouge offer specialized care from fellowship-trained, board-certified sports medicine physicians. Our multidisciplinary team includes physicians, orthopedic surgeons, advanced practice providers and athletic trainers who have a great passion for treating sports-related injuries and a depth of experience unmatched in the area. Whether you're a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, our sports medicine specialists work together to design a recovery plan specific to your injury, sport or exercise, activity level, and goals.

We offer sports medicine programs to serve the Baton Rouge area. Find a location near you.

We provide advanced treatment options for complex and common sports and fitness-related injuries. Conditions we treat include:

  • Achilles tendon injury
  • Ankle fractures
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Clavicle fracture — broken shoulder
  • Concussion
  • Elbow injuries
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Hip flexor strain — a strain in the muscle where the hip and thigh meet
  • Hip impingement — ball and socket of the hip joint don’t correctly fit together
  • Hip labral tears — tears of the cartilage in the hip socket
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome — pain that develops when the tendon that extends from the pelvis to the shin tightens, allowing the tendon to rub the thighbone
  • Knee and kneecap dislocations
  • Knee cartilage injuries
  • Knee pain and ligament injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Overuse injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome — when the shoulder blade and rotator cuff rub together
  • Shoulder tendonitis — rotator cuff problems
  • Soft tissue sprains
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendinopathy — an overuse injury that causes tiny tears to form in the tendon
  • Tendonitis — inflammation of a tendon
  • Torn rotator cuff

The sports medicine Baton Rouge rehab facility is state-of-the-art. We’re equipped with running analysis equipment for analyzing your stride, an underwater treadmill for aqua therapy and workout areas with nonabrasive artificial turf, which reduces shock to the joints.

We also offer:

  • Athletic training
  • Musculoskeletal high-resolution MRIs — imaging technology that allows for greater resolution clarity and more accurate diagnosis of the affected area
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasounds — a safe, noninvasive method for diagnosing injuries in real time
  • Ochsner performance training — one-on-one and group options
  • On-site imaging services
  • Orthobiologics and regenerative medicine — including stem cell injection therapies and platelet-rich plasma injections
  • Primary care sports medicine
  • Sports nutrition
  • TenJet — minimally invasive procedure for treating tendinopathy, or chronic tendon pain and swelling
  • Ultrasound-guided injections — accurate injections at the intended site allows higher precision and better accuracy than traditional injections.

At Ochsner sports medicine in Baton Rouge, we’re always looking for new and better ways to get our athletes back in the game. We are thought leaders in the state of Louisiana for our participation in robust medical research. The latest and greatest treatment options are right here.

Referring physicians and potential candidates can learn more by calling 225-761-5200.

Amnion ACL study

Jeremy Burnham, MD, medical director of the Ochsner Baton Rouge sports medicine program, is the principal investigator of the Amnion ACL study, which received the prestigious American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Playmaker grant. This study will measure the effectiveness of the use of certain grafts in patients undergoing ACL reconstruction.


The STABILITY 2 trial, led by the University of Western Ontario in Canada, along with the University of Pittsburgh, focuses on which combination of procedures provides the best outcome for high-risk patients ages 25 and under with ACL injuries.

Dr. Burnham is also the principal investigator of the STABILITY 2 trial at Ochsner Baton Rouge sports medicine.

STaR trial

We are one of 25 health systems chosen by the U.S. Department of Defense for a comprehensive medical trial designed to improve treatment for multiple-ligament knee injuries. The $4 million Surgical Timing and Rehabilitation, or STaR, medical trial will benefit the U.S. military, as well as athletes and people from all walks of life who suffer multiple-ligament knee injuries.

Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, The STaR Trial Network comprises 25 premier military and academic medical centers, and more than 50 of the top knee surgeons across the U.S. and Canada to determine the most beneficial treatment method. Dr. Burnham is the principal investigator of the STaR Trial.

TenJet Hydroresection trial

This study uses the TenJet Hydroresection system to address patients with elbow, hip and calcific shoulder tendinosis.

Sean Bradley, MD, is the principal investigator of the TenJet Hydroresection trial.

Ochsner Baton Rouge has partnered with Elite Training Academy to create a destination for comprehensive sports performance and care in Baton Rouge. The clinic combines the latest advancements in training, sports medicine, injury treatment and prevention, sports wellness and mental training.

Located at 5444 Burbank Drive, the facility includes a 60-yard indoor filed, as well as two full-size outdoor turf fields which will serve as a hub for athletes of all ages, featuring an array of services and offerings in one location.

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Sports medicine specialists treat acute and chronic injuries related to sports, training and exercise. Sports medicine specialists also focus on injury prevention, supplements and nutrition, promote overall health and disease prevention, and conditioning exercises for optimum sports performance.

Physical therapists work with all patients who need rehabilitation for an orthopedic condition, injury or surgery. Sports medicine physicians specialize in sports, training and exercise conditions and injuries.

You should see a sports medicine specialist if you have sports-related injuries, fitness-related injuries or you want to improve your sports performance.

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to Sports Medicine: Baton Rouge

Sports Medicine: Baton Rouge Locations

Therapy & Wellness - Burbank
5444 Burbank Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center – Gonzales
2400 South Burnside Ave.
Gonzales, LA 70737
  • Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Medical Complex - The Grove
10310 The Grove Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70836
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ochsner Medical Complex - Iberville
25455 La Highway 1
Plaquemine, LA 70764
  • Clinic Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Emergency Care: 24 Hours: 10:36 a.m.-10:36 a.m.
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Central
11424 Sullivan Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70818
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Prairieville
16220 Airline Highway
Prairieville, LA 70769
  • Primary Care: Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Tangipahoa
41676 Veterans Ave.
Hammond, LA 70403
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - O'Neal
16777 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.