Sports Medicine

Lindsay was pivoting on the soccer field when she got hit by the ball. A head shot. Her coach pulled her out the game and she felt a bit woozy. What next? That's when mom called. Premier orthopedics. Lindsay had an appointment the next day. Mom knew that Premier had leading sports medicine specialists. Doctors who wrote the book on concussion care.

When Lindsay came in, it turned out that she had both a concussion as well as a knee injury. But mom knew that everything would be addressed and her daughter would was in the best of care. Lindsay got to see a world class sports medicine doctor that not only helped her with her concussion but also set her up with habits to prevent future concussions.

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When if came to her knee, her doctor, it turns out, was a team doctor for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the past. Both mom and Lindsay knew that she had a bad knee injury. Every time she would try to cut or pivot, her knee would give out. Eventually she winded up getting knee surgery and she was back on the field and went on to make the varsity team. Premier Orthopaedic Associates treats all Sports Medicine Injuries ranging from complicated fractures to common sprains and strains. Our physicians are fellowship trained and board certified in Sports Medicine which gives you the best chance of recovering from your injury and returning to the game. There are a number of different common injuries that athletes suffer from as the result of sports injuries.


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Common Sports Medicine Injuries treated at Premier Orthopaedic Associates

  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Muscle Sprains & Strains
  • Little League Elbow
  • Muscle or Tendon Ruptures
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epocondylitis)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Concussions
  • Bone Spurs
  • Runner’s Knee (Chondromalacia Patella)



Premier Orthopaedic Associates Physicians and Surgeons are trained to diagnose, treat and repair all levels of sports injuries. Our Physicians are Board Certified, Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine and other specialties that allow you the best chance of a quick recovery and return to the playing field.


At Premier we can help you to evaluate all levels of sports injuries.

Sports Injuries can vary in severity. Sometimes a sprained ankle or pulled muscle can be treated with more conservative treatment. Distinguishing a pulled muscle from cartilage tears or subtle fractures is important. This distinction can impact your performance on the playing field. At Premier our board certified and fellowship trained sports medicine experts can help determine your best course of treatment and get you on the road to recovery.


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Athletes are particularly at risk for an "overuse injury." This type of injury takes place overtime, as compared to a fall or collision.

Overuse injuries can be somewhat harder to diagnose because of the effects are more subtle and can occur over an extended period of time. With an overuse injury, muscles, tendons and wear on soft tissue can occur overtime. Common examples of these injuries are tennis elbow, shin splints, swimmer’s elbow and tendinitis. At Premier, we take exceptional care in handling these common and subtle ailments.

How do you know if you are experiencing an overuse injury?

  • Can’t put weight on body part, such as the ankle or wrist
  • Favor one side of the body over the other; begin limping.
  • Have pain when using a body part.
  • Can’t sleep because of the injury.
  • Experience severe joint or muscle stiffness.
  • Have irritated skin and/or blisters.


When surgery is a consideration, we have a team of dedicated surgical specialists that specialize is minimally invasive as complex reconstructive surgery for those who may have had surgery in the past. And, at Premier, you have the confidence that only your doctor is doing your surgery. All in the convenience of your own backyard.

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Experience the Premier Difference


At Premier, we pride ourselves on delivering PREMIER CARE, right here, right now. Our care starts with LISTENING to how your problem is affecting you. Then, after carefully understanding your difficulties, our board certified and fellowship trained specialists work to use the most advanced diagnostic testing to further clarify and diagnose your ailment. With a clear understanding, we work tirelessly to solve your orthopaedic related problems with the most advanced techniques, right in your own back yard. Receiving “PREMIER care, right here, right now”!



Vincent N. Disabella

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Vincent N. Disabella, DO, FAOASM is a Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Sports Medicine Physician and Board Certified Internal Medicine

Thomas A. Dwyer

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Thomas A. Dwyer, MD, FAAOS, is a board certified, fellowship trained Orthopedic and Founder/CEO of Premier Orthopaedic Associates.

Fred McAlpin, III

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Fred McAlpin, III, DO, FAAOS, is a board certified, fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon at Premier Orthopaedic Associates.

Richard C. DiVerniero

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Richard C. DiVerniero, MD, FAAOS, is a board certified, orthopedic surgeon and partner at Premier Orthopaedic Associates.

John. B. Catalano, MD

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John. B. Catalano, MD, FAAOS, is a board certified, fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon and a partner with Premier Orthopaedic Associates.