Sports Medicine

Baton Rouge's Sports Injury Specialists

Our team of five (5) orthopedic sports medicine specialists

Dr. Jeremy Burnham is a fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries in athletes of all ages and competition levels. He has trained with internationally recognized sports medicine experts and has treated athletes from the NCAA, NFL, NHL, MLS, NBA, MLB, professional ballet, and more. He currently serves as team physician for several teams and sporting events throughout the region.

Dr. Mathew Mazoch is a Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. His specialties include athletic shoulder injuries, athletic injuries of the knee, hip pain, and elbow pain resulting from activity, throwing and instability.

Dr. Gerard Murtagh is Board Certified with specialties in shoulder arthroscopy and Sports Medicine. He has been serving the Episcopal High School Football program for many years.

Dr. David Pope is a native of Baton Rouge with a sub-specialty in Sports Medicine where he is also Board Certified. He is an official finisher of the 2006 Detroit Marathon and the 2007 San Diego Marathon.

Dr. Alan Schroeder is Board certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and completed Fellowship training in Sports Medicine. He achieved sub-specialty certification by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, in orthopedic sports medicine, in 2009.

Stop Sports Injuries Badge

Always be aware of the warning signs of an injury including:

  • Pain
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Swelling
  • Localized tenderness
  • Weakness
  • Reduced range of motion

Perhaps the most important aspects of avoiding permanent injury are prevention and prompt medical attention. It is important to understand how to participate in sports correctly, and to wear appropriate protective gear, especially during contact sports. It is also important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after an injury has occurred.

Our clinic provides an on call physician to the Emergency Room at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and Baton Rouge General Health Center on Bluebonnet 24 hours a day. Additional service is provided through Our Lady of the Lake Urgent Care Clinics. We also treat acute sports injuries promptly in our office during our regular business hours.

High School Athletics

Our physicians participate in volunteer coverage of high school teams and work closely with athletic trainers of many local schools in the care of their athletes. All of the physicians help accommodate student athlete’s schedules during regular office hours.

 


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