Sports Trauma

What is sports trauma?

Sports trauma refers to traumatic injuries incurred while playing sports. These tend to involve less energy than motor vehicle accidents or other high speed trauma. Common traumatic injuries that Dr Shepard treats include fractures to all of the major bones, stress fractures, tendon ruptures, muscle strains, and back strains. The great thing about practicing in a multi-specialty orthopaedic practice is that if an injury is not within the scope of Dr Shepard’s practice, then he will find one of his partners who is an expert in the field.


A bone fracture is a medical condition in which a bone is cracked or broken. It is a break in the continuity of the bone. While many fractures are the result of high force impact or stress, bone fracture can also occur as a result of certain medical conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis.

Click the desired links below to find out more from American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website.

Foot and Ankle


Knee and Leg

Shoulder, Arm, Elbow