The Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute
Whether you’re a professional athlete, a weekend warrior or somewhere in-between, the Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute has what you need to get back in the game as quickly and as safely as possible. Our team of sports medicine specialists is equipped with an unparalleled depth of experience, the latest diagnostic imaging technology and cutting-edge rehabilitation equipment. With evidence-based practices and thoughtful strategies, we work to get you back on the field, in the pool, in the gym or on the court in no time.
Why Choose the Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute?
Our team of sports medicine specialists is equipped with an unparalleled depth of experience, the latest diagnostic imaging technology and cutting-edge rehabilitation equipment. With evidence-based practices and thoughtful strategies, we work to get you back on the field, in the pool, in the gym or on the court in no time.
Building upon Ochsner’s award-winning sports medicine program, which includes highly trained sports professionals like athletic trainers, physical therapists, fellow-trained surgeons, performance training coaches, primary care and physical medicine and rehabilitation sports physicians, internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon James R. Andrews, MD, brings his expertise, research and education platform, newly launched as Andrews Medicine, to strengthen the best-in-class care for patients and athletes across Louisiana and Mississippi.
For more than 15 years, the nationally and internationally recognized Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute (OSMI) led by Deryk Jones, MD treats more than 30,000 athletes a year. The team includes 16 orthopedic surgeons fellowship trained and subspecialty certified in sports medicine as well as 17 sports medicine physicians.
These experts work in direct concert with 160 highly skilled athletic trainers and a dedicated team of performance training coaches and sports medicine assistants that support student athletes at more than 100 high schools, colleges, and club organizations. The OSMI team is collaboratively integrated with Ochsner Therapy & Wellness and its 35 physical therapists with advanced orthopedic and sports specialties.
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Care
The Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute team includes nationally and internationally recognized orthopedic surgeons, fellowship trained in sports medicine with expertise in orthobiologics, on-site nurses, highly qualified athletic trainers, performance training coaches, occupational and physical therapists, sports medicine assistants and navigators who work to facilitate the practice.
Ochsner provides the highest level of specialized care in the Gulf South, including joint replacement, a pediatric orthopedic program, orthopedic oncology and more. The new Institute will support Ochsner’s continued growth and reputation as the Gulf South’s leader of specialized orthopedic care for patients and athletes.
As part of the largest health system in the region, we’re able to collaborate with the most experienced specialists and sub-specialists available. Together, our sports medicine team works to treat your injuries while getting you back to your best possible condition. Our team cares for the entire athlete through our athletic training services, physician services, outpatient therapy and wellness, our fitness center and performance training.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment, please call one of the following locations:
Greater New Orleans: 504-736-4800
North Shore: 985-875-2828
Baton Rouge: 225-761-5895
We offer same-day and next-day appointments. We also offer virtual visits. If you are a new patient, your first virtual appointment is at the discretion of the provider. Learn more about virtual visits, here.
Current patients can schedule online through the MyOchsner patient portal. This allows you to conveniently schedule your next appointment yourself.
Ochsner accepts most major insurances. View insurances accepted at Ochsner.
The research team at the Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute is committed to furthering medical knowledge through research to develop and identify new treatments for a variety of sports injuries and orthopedic conditions. The team is actively pursuing the latest treatments and rehabilitation ideas through many diverse research projects. We use various types of research studies to do this, including:
- Clinical studies
- Outcomes studies
- Interventional studies
The results of the studies are reviewed, and any new findings are shared with other physicians through published articles and academic presentations. The Ochsner Andrews Sports Medicine Institute physicians have presented their research findings to providers throughout the United States and internationally to further the field of sports medicine and improve the care of patients everywhere.
If you are seen in our clinic, you may be asked if you are interested in participating in a study. The choice is always yours. We want what’s best for you.
Our team is actively conducting research on the following:
- Cartilage injuries in the knee
- Femoracetabular Impingement (hip)
- ACL injuries
- High Tibial Osteotomies (HTOs)
- Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)
- Meniscal Transplants
- Labral treatment during hip arthroscopy
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
- Articular cartilage degeneration: etiologic association with obesity. Jones DG. Source: Department of Sports Medicine, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA.
- The Treatment of Inguinal Pain. William S. Richardson, MD, Deryk G. Jones, MD, J. Christian Winters, MD, and Matthew A. McQueen, MD, MA
- Autologous chondrocyte implantation. Jones DG, Peterson L. Source: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Services We Provide
- Comprehensive care of sports- and fitness-related injuries
- Total athletic performance training program in New Orleans, Covington and Baton Rouge
- Same-day appointments and follow-up care
- State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging
- Outpatient rehabilitation/physical therapy
- Preventative care and patient education
Ochsner’s Athletic Training Outreach Program
Ochsner Sports Medicine Center is proud to provide athletic training services to several area schools, colleges, professional sports teams and recreational teams in Greater New Orleans, on the North Shore, and in Baton Rouge.
Concussion Management Program
The Ochsner Concussion Management Program is the first of its kind in Louisiana. Our program is designed to tailor rehabilitation to an individual's specific needs. Patients are assessed by board-certified physicians experienced in the field of concussion management. Following evaluation and assessment, patients will receive prompt treatment, including medical care from a physician, ongoing services (e.g., serial assessment, concussion education, counseling, return to play surveillance, cognitive therapy) and if necessary, a referral to our extensive network of additional pediatric specialists and ancillary medical professionals. An individualized approach to developing an appropriate “Return to Play” protocol is emphasized.
Our program utilizes a state-of-the-art computerized neurocognitive assessment, called ImPACT. It is currently used for professional athletes including those in the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, professional boxing and over 400 colleges and universities across the country. The use of computerized neurocognitive assessment enables our doctors to conduct a simple, 25-minute evaluation of an athlete's neurocognitive status (i.e., memory, processing speed and other related functions) following a concussion.
Athletes/patients in this clinic will also undergo a broader neurologic and physical examination to ensure that all the information needed for the proper evaluation and treatment of mild head trauma is obtained. The program's primary focus is on expediting the concussed athlete's safe return to the field of play using the most current, up-to-date guidelines in concussion management. In doing this, we aim to significantly reduce the athlete's risk of repeat concussion, long-term neuro-cognitive deficits and potential catastrophic events such as second impact syndrome.
Performance Training Program
With a focus on total athletic performance and producing top talent, Ochsner Performance Training provides a comprehensive program for our region – with locations in New Orleans and Covington. By teaching best practices and safety in sports performance, led by educated professionals and a diverse group of performance specialists, we are committed to the evolving needs of our community — fueled by our relentless pursuit of innovation and powered by science.
Arm and Shoulder Injuries
- Clavicle fracture (broken shoulder)
- Shoulder tendonitis (rotator cuff problems)
- Shoulder bursitis
- Shoulder impingement syndrome
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- Torn rotator cuff
Foot and Ankle Injuries
- Achilles tendon injury
- Achilles tendonitis
- Ankle sprains
- Plantar fasciitis
Hip, Leg and Knee Injuries and Pain
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
- Hamstring pull
- Hamstring tear
- Hamstring strain
Knee pain and ligament injuries
- Iliotibial band syndrome (IT)
- Shin splints
- Meniscus tears
Joint Conditions and Pain
- Articular cartilage repair
- Stress fracture
Asthma in Athletes
Greater New Orleans:
North Shore Region:
- Slidell: 104 Medical Center Drive, Slidell, LA 70461
- Covington: 1000 Ochsner Blvd., Covington, LA 70433
- 10310 The Grove Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70836
- 16777 Medical Center Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
- 4845 Main St., Ste. D, Zachary, LA 70791
Sports Medicine Assistant Residency Program
The Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute (OSMI) Sports Medicine Assistant Residency Program is a 13-month post-professional education program that focuses on specialty education in Orthopedics. The program was developed in 2020 in New Orleans and expanded to Baton Rouge in 2021. Residents that attend this program will deepen their orthopedic knowledge base, learn advanced examination and clinical decision-making skills, participate in orthopedic surgical procedures and peri-surgical patient care, study and present evidence-based orthopedic concepts from peer-reviewed literature, and design, write, and implement practice-based projects focusing on patient reported outcomes and quality improvement.
These goals are accomplished through a rigorous and advanced curriculum of study and clinical practice. The Residents work as a part of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team in the Orthopedic Surgery and Primary Care Sports Medicine physician practice settings. During clinic hours, the Resident experience includes evaluating patients, presenting to the attending physician, and assisting with development and documentation of the treatment plan. In the surgery suite, the Resident will learn to properly prepare patients for surgical procedures, act as a first or second assistant during each case, and assist with wound closure, bracing/splinting, and patient education and care coordination. Each Resident also has dedicated research and administrative time which is spent studying, preparing presentations, attending lectures, and working on research and quality improvement projects.