Baton Rouge's Sports Injury Specialists
Dr. Alan Schroeder is Board certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and one of the only Baton Rouge area orthopedic surgeons to have completed Fellowship training in Sports Medicine. He achieved sub-specialty certification by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, in orthopedic sports medicine, in 2009. 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. Gerard Murtagh is Board Certified and has been serving the Episcopal High School Football program for many years.
Always be aware of the warning signs of an injury including:
- Numbness and tingling
- Localized tenderness
- 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.