Sports Medicine


Wichita Orthopedic Sports Medicine Treatment

Meet our sports medicine physicians and learn about our treatment options for sports related injuries.

Whether you’re a once-in-a-while jogger, weekend pick-up game participant, or full-fledged student/professional athlete, the physicians here at Mid-America Orthopedics understand the pain and frustration of being injured. Our experienced sports medicine doctors specialize in helping athletes of all levels overcome sports related injuries so they can get back in the game with confidence.

From expert diagnosis and cutting-edge treatment options to customized physical therapy, our sports medicine physicians and support staff are your single destination provider for sports- or exercise-related injuries. Our physicians have decades of combined experience in orthopedic sports medicine and treat every patient like the unique individual that they are.

Fortunately, many sports-related injuries can be treated with rest and at-home remedies such as ice/heat therapy, elevation, compression, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories Advil or Aleve. If these treatments fail, it may be beneficial to schedule an appointment with one of our sports medicine physicians for further evaluation and treatment.

At your first visit, your sports med physician will determine the best care plan for you and establish an estimated timeline for your recovery. Treatment options may include: physical therapy and rehabilitation, athletic training, activity modification, neuromuscular retraining, autologous blood product injections, steroid injections, advanced imaging, and – as a last resort – surgical treatment.

If you’ve been suffering with a sports-related injury that’s either been recently incurred or is chronic, then it’s time to contact the experienced sports medicine doctors near you at Mid-America Orthopedics in Wichita, KS.

Mid-America Orthopedics Sports Medicine Physicians


John Babb, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
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Justin Strickland, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine

Ryan Livermore, MD

hand & upper EXTREMITY
Sports Medicine

J. Mark Melhorn, MD

Sports Medicine Treatment & Services


  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Dislocations
  • Labral Tears
  • SLAP Tears
  • Subacromial Impingement
  • Nerve Impingement
  • Biceps Tendon Injuries
  • Shoulder (AC) Separations
  • Cartilage Lesions
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Glenoid fractures


  • ACL Tears
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Patellar Dislocations/Instability
  • Cartilage Lesions
  • Knee Dislocations/Multi-Ligament Injuries
  • Femur and tibia fractures


  • Labral Tears
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Cartilage Lesions
  • FAI (impingement)
  • Avascular necrosis of the hip
  • Stress fractures of the hip


  • Ligament Injury (UCL tear)
  • Stiffness
  • Loose Body Removal
  • Osteophyte Removal
  • Avascular necrosis of the capitellum
  • Radial head fractures
  • Olecranon fractures
  • Distal humerus fractures


  • Debridement
  • Ankle fractures
  • Ankle sprains
  • Foot fractures
  • Lisfranc sprains
  • Cartilage Lesions
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athletic trainers

At Mid-America Orthopedics, our Athletic Training staff is comprised of highly qualified, multi-skilled health professionals who focus on prevention, care, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

Our Athletic Trainers also work in our clinics where they closely follow their athletes through the range of care when a referral to one of our sports medicine physicians or physical therapists is needed. We find that having all of our sports medicine resources under one roof is why Mid-America Orthopedics is the singular destination for both casual and professional athletes who are dealing with pain and injury.

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