Sports Medicine

The field of sports medicine involves the treatment of acute and chronic athletic injuries, which can range from chronic tendonitis and muscle strains to complete ligamentous disruption of a joint leading to dislocation. Sports orthopedic surgery involves the surgical management of these conditions. The diagnosis is typically made through a combination of history taking, physical examination, and advanced imaging (MRI, ultrasound) when necessary. Recovery is often aided by the use of physical and occupational therapy and the use of novel technologies including advanced rehabilitative protocols such as blood flow restriction therapy. Our sports medicine practice always begins with the patient in mind. We aim to understand you and your situation before beginning any treatment. This means starting off with a comprehensive physical examination, relying on advanced imaging technology to ensure an accurate diagnosis.

Athletic injuries can vary widely. Some, but certainly not all, of the injuries we treat include ACL tears, meniscus tears, and rotator cuff tears. Whatever your particular injury, we focus on understanding your problem and developing a customized treatment plan to attack it. The goals are to relieve your pain, restore you to full strength, and complete the treatment process with the lowest possible risk. Our staff at Alamo wields decades of experience treating a wide variety of sports related injuries. We have helped countless patients recover from even the most serious injuries and get back to playing the sports they love.

Want more information on Sports Medicine? We have some great resources for you:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

  • Meniscus Tears

  • Rotator Cuff Tears

  • Knee Injuries

  • Compartment Syndrome

  • Dislocated Shoulders

  • Sprains, Strains and Other Soft-Tissue Injuries

  • High School Sports Injuries


Doctors for Sports Medicine

Nicholas E. Gerken, MD
Dr. Nicholas E. Gerken earned his Doctor of medicine from St. George’s University School of Medicine…

Guy E. Reyes, MD
Dr. Guy E. Reyes earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago…

Dmitry Tuder, MD
Dr. Dmitry Tuder earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences…

Ian J. Whitney, MD
Dr. Ian J. Whitney earned his Doctor of Medicine from Texas A&M Health College of Medicine…

Humble and Caring

"Dr. Whitney performed my knee replacement, and I could not have asked for a better physician. On my first visit, he answered all of my questions before I even asked them, helping me deal with the anxiety of having surgery. The day of surgery, he came to speak to me and my family and answered even more questions. Then, he prayed with us. Yes, a busy physician took time out of his preparation to pray with his patient and her family. To have such a humble and caring doctor was truly a blessing."

— Anonymous

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Southwest Clinic

7500 Barlite Blvd, Suite 311

San Antonio, TX 78224

Office: (210) 598-5605

Fax: (210) 598-5620

Westover Hills Clinic

10010 Rogers Crossing, Suite 308

San Antonio, TX 78251

Office: (210) 598-5605 ext 801

Fax: (210) 598-5620