Our orthopedics and sports medicine physicians are devoted to the diagnosis, management, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. This system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves that allow you to move, work and be active.
Who We Treat
If you aren’t a serious athlete, don’t let the term “sports medicine” deter you. Our sports medicine and orthopedic physicians treat athletes and non-athletes alike. “What I love about orthopedics and sports medicine is the patients and the variety of care we can provide,” says Dr. Ritter. “Orthopedic patients tend to be extremely motivated to regain their quality of life. People who are dealing with an injury or chronic condition that hinders their ability to move and do the things they love want something better in life. That enthusiasm is inspiring.”
Before seeking treatment, individuals with musculoskeletal problems may experience any number of symptoms including pain, discomfort, soreness, cramps, spasms, stiffness, loss of motion and weakness. Our sports medicine team helps to properly diagnosis and manage the issue through a comprehensive physical examination, personal consultation and diagnostic imaging. Depending on a patient’s plan for treatment, they work alongside our orthopedics surgeons, in addition to physical and occupational therapists and more, to provide a full continuum of care helping to safely heal and prevent further injury.
Considering Joint Replacement Surgery?
For more information about orthopedic surgery, or if you would like to meet our surgeons in person, consider attending a free talk. Throughout the year, our award-winning team hosts informative talks around the community to provide more information about our procedures and approach, as well as answer any questions you may have about joint replacement surgery.
All events are open to the public but registration is required and space is limited. Please complete this Orthopedic Talks Form to attend, and select which talk/topic you would like to attend. We look forward to see you there!
The benefits of choosing Hendricks Regional Health Medical Group
All of the specialists and primary care doctors in the Hendricks Regional Health Medical Group share a wireless communication network for fast, easy access to your secure, complete health history. They utilize the latest in electronic medical record technology, which provides faster test results and paperless physician orders and prescriptions sent electronically to your pharmacy of choice. Patients also enjoy convenient locations and online resources for bill pay, patient forms and health information.
Patients often seek the services of our physicians for injuries from a recent fall or accident, repetitive overuse injuries from daily tasks or sports, progressive pain from arthritis, or simply everyday aches and pains that don’t go away.
“We all have activities that we want to be able to do but sometimes pain or soreness gets in the way,” said Dr. Waits.”The things we do in our practice can help people get back to their normal routines.”
Regardless of your age, fitness level or cause of your pain, you will receive individualized care to help restore your quality of life. Our regular hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. To make an appointment, click here.
As a member of Hendricks Regional Health Medical Group, our office now has a patient portal to help you manage your health. The portal is through our technology partner, eClinicalWorks. If you opt to participate, you will receive and initial email from firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Portal login information from your doctor’s office.” This email will give you access to your account. The portal will also send email reminders with the subject “New Appointment Reminder.”