Sports Medicine

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The Sports Medicine Physicians at Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic are experts in the field of caring for student-athletes, weekend warriors, and anyone else who maintains an active lifestyle. We understand the role activity plays in keeping a person fit and we are dedicated to helping patients get back into their game.

Our doctors serve as the team physicians for the Carolina%20Hurricanes%20logo%20small Sports Medicine Carolina Hurricanes Professional Hockey TeamNCS_Tuffy Sports Medicine North Carolina State University, the Carolina Roller Girls and numerous local high schools.

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In addition, the physicians work closely with the physical therapists, athletic trainers, and strength & conditioning specialists at the Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Centers in Raleigh and Cary to provide the resources needed to enhance every phase of an athlete’s development.


Sports Medicine – Shoulder

The Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic Sports Medicine Shoulder Surgeons, Dr. Robert Wyker, Dr. Lyman Smith, Dr. Jeffrey Kobs, Dr. Hadley Callaway, Dr. William Isbell, Dr. Matthew Boes, Dr. Joseph Barker, Dr. Edwin Cadet and Dr. David Dare are dedicated to treating shoulder conditions in individuals with an active lifestyle. The Sports Medicine Shoulder Surgeons specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for the following conditions:


Sports Medicine – Knee

The Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic Sports Medicine Knee Surgeons, Dr. Robert Wyker, Dr. Lyman Smith, Dr. Jeffrey Kobs, Dr. Hadley Callaway, Dr. David Boone, Dr. William Isbell, Dr. Matthew Boes, Dr. Joseph BarkerDr. Edwin Cadet and Dr. David Dare are dedicated to treating knee conditions in individuals with an active lifestyle. The Sports Medicine Knee Surgeons specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for the following conditions:


Sports Medicine – Hip

The Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic sports medicine hip surgeons, Dr. Robert Wyker, Dr. Lyman Smith, Dr. Joseph Barker and Dr. Edwin Cadet are dedicated to treating hip conditions in individuals with an active lifestyle. The sports medicine hip surgeons specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for the following conditions:


Sports Medicine – Elbow

The elbow is a very complicated joint that experiences high forces during throwing maneuvers (e.g., baseball, javelin throwing) that can lead to injury and time lost from competition.  Furthermore, other sports, such as weight-lifting, golf, and tennis can cause injuries that can linger and ultimately affect your game.  The surgeons at Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic (ROC); Dr. Robert Wyker, Dr. Hadley Callaway, Dr. Harrison Tuttle, Dr. Matthew Boes and  Dr. Edwin Cadet; are dedicated and knowledgeable in identifying and treating athletic elbow injuries commonly seen on the field including:

  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) injuries
    (Throwing Athletes)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Loose Bodies
  • Impingement (Throwing Athletes)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (e.g., “Golfer’s Elbow”)

We offer the most current non-operative and surgical techniques in addressing these conditions to have the athlete return to sport as soon as possible.  Such techniques include:

  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Reconstuction or “Tommy John” Surgery
  • Cartilage Restoration

Additional Sports Medicine Services:

Team Coverage

The physicians of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic provide Sports Medicine coverage for high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.

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Pre-season Physicals

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic offers sports physicals for local Wake County Schools to give student-athletes the opportunity to get a physical exam and assessment for the upcoming school year. For the convenience of the athletes, coaches, trainers, and parents, Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic conducts the sports physicals on the schools campus with 100% of the sports physical proceeds donated back to the high school.

Fall Sports Injury Clinic

Raleigh Orthopaedic’s Fall Sports Injury Clinic is a weekly Saturday morning clinic to encourage all fall student-athletes to address early signs of injuries with appropriate medical intervention. The Saturday clinic is held from August to the second week in November from 9:00 am-11:00am at the Edwards Mill Office.

After Hours Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic

For evening and weekend injuries, Raleigh Orthopaedic Urgent Care provides prompt, expert treatment for sports-related injuries. The After Hours Urgent Care is located at:

  • Raleigh Orthopaedic Edwards Mill Urgent Care
    Address:  3001 Edwards Mill Road,  Raleigh, NC 27612
    Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

On-site Orthopaedic Medical Care

At Raleigh Orthopaedic, we understand the importance for athletes to receive immediate care, which is why we are proud to provide Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainers on the sidelines at athletic practices and games.  Our Athletic Trainers are licensed healthcare professionals educated and experienced in the prevention, recognition and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Whether our AT’s are part of your school community or there for one day coverage, our goal will always be to provide excellent care and ensure the well-being of the athlete is at the forefront.

To request Raleigh Orthopaedic Athletic Training coverage for your organization or event, please contact us at mobilecare@raleighortho.com. Please allow ample time to schedule prior to the event.