Sports Medicine Center

Don’t let a sports injury sideline you. Get back in the game with help from the Sports Medicine Center, a division of the Orthopedic and Spine Institute at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. We provide comprehensive medical and surgical care to treat all sports and exercise-related injuries sustained both on and off the court, field, floor, ice or wherever it is you’re most active.

From young athletes to active adults, the center’s sports medicine doctors and specialists work alongside orthopedic surgeons to create a plan of care to get you back to your favorite sport or recreation without missing a step.

The Sports Medicine Center provides onsite imaging, in-house therapy services, expert concussion care and board certified surgeons specializing in minimally invasive surgery and advanced reconstructive surgery.

If you need care for a sports injury, call our sports medicine specialists at (602) 521-3250.

About the Center

The Sports Medicine Center delivers specialized sports and exercise medicine services to help prevent and treat:

  • Acute and chronic sports-related injuries
  • Knee ligament, cartilage and meniscus injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Trauma and/or stress fractures
  • Overuse injuries
  • Sports hernias
  • Sports-related hip injuries

We also treat chronic illnesses and medical conditions that can affect athletic performance such as:

  • Asthma
  • Anemia
  • Cardiac disease
  • Osteoporosis

If you need care for a sports injury, call our sports medicine specialists at (602) 521-3250.

Our Providers

Center Leadership:

Steven Erickson, MD - Center Director

Patient Education

The patients at the Sports Medicine Center are guided through our care model that can combine both inpatient and post-acute clinical care. This innovative and highly collaborative approach includes additional classes and educational materials that we provide to everyone we treat at the Orthopedic Institute and each of our centers.


The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments which may not yet be available to the public.

Fellowship and Residency Programs

Orthopedic residency program
Hand, upper extremity and microsurgery fellowship

Health and Prevention

Our collaborative interdisciplinary teams, including our primary care sports medicine physicians, physical and occupational therapists and general orthopedic surgeons are all uniquely equipped to provide comprehensive and preventative orthopedic health care. The Concussion Center works with athletes to not just treat concussions, but to teach them how to prevent head injuries.