The University Sports Medicine Center of Cincinnati has received local and national recognition in the past for its contributions to the field of sports medicine orthopaedics. The Center is staffed to serve the needs of a variety of patients from the elite athlete, both pre and post surgical, to the treatment of all common athletic injuries. The Center employs ten full-time athletic trainers who staff the local high schools as well as five full-time physical therapists at the Clifton campus and satellite clinics. Under the direction of Dr. Angelo J. Colosimo, the Sports Medicine Center is extremely active in athletics throughout the greater Cincinnati area. It provides care for all of the University of Cincinnati athletes including their basketball and football teams, the Cincinnati Bengals, and direct medical coverage for ten local high school teams. The objective of sports medicine rotation is to provide the resident with a broad overview of sports medicine orthopaedics. This PGY3 rotation includes a clinical exposure in the busy Clifton sports medicine clinic, surgical experience in the operating room, and hands-on clinical experience in the Shoemaker Sports Medicine Center and training room. Residents are intimately involved with the care and treatment of the University of Cincinnati athletes as well as professional and high school athletes. Didactic lecture include a weekly Sports Medicine Conference and monthly Journal Club, which reviews all current sports medicine literature. An arthroscopic bioskills laboratory is available for the residents' use and teaching.
Sports medicine at the University of Cincinnati means many things, including patient care using the most advanced orthopaedic and physical therapy routines, research and education, intercollegiate and interscholastic sports coverage, and community service.