Sports Medicine Kentucky

The sub-specialty trained physicians at Bluegrass Orthopaedics offer care for patients with sports-related injuries, including:

  • Acute traumatic or chronic injuries such as dislocations, bone fractures and ligament damage
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Evaluation and treatment of fractures
  • Joint dislocations
  • Ligament and cartilage injuries
  • Repetitive and overuse injuries such as tendonitis or bursitis
  • Sports-related back injuries
  • Sport-specific injuries in athletes of all ages
  • Sprains and strains

Our highly regarded staff features an all-star team of fellowship-trained specialists. While sports medicine physicians care for high-level athletes, we also specialize in active seniors and the wellness of athletes of all ages. At our Sports Medicine and Physical Performance Center, as well at our Georgetown office, our team of orthopaedic specialists work closely together to evaluate and treat sports injuries.  Our services include:

  • Evaluation and treatment within 24 to 48 hours of an injury
  • Treatment and casting of fractures
  • Arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery, including ACL surgery
  • Custom and off-the-shelf athletic braces
  • Physical rehabilitation services including physical therapy
  • Sport-specific strength training and conditioning
  • Easy access to other orthopedic specialties
  • Expedited, advanced diagnostic imaging services

Wallace L. Huff, JR., MD Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine

  • Specializing in Arthroscopic Knee, Hip, and Shoulder Surgery
  • Specializing in minimally invasive total and partial knee replacement and direct anterior hip replacement including Conformis customized total knee replacement
  • Specializing in nonsurgical orthobiologic injections for orthopedic conditions such as arthritic joint pain, and sports injuries
  • Director of the Lexington PRP and Stem Cell Institute

Dr. Huff has been in practice for 18 years, and with Bluegrass Orthopaedics for 8 years. Dr. Huff grew up in Blacksburg, Virginia and attended Hampden-Sydney College. While in college, he was a member of the football team and a triple major in Biology, Biochemistry, and Spanish. After college, Dr. Huff spent a year of graduate studies in physiology at Virginia Commonwealth University and then completed 4 years of medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Following medical school, Dr. Huff completed 7 years of Orthopaedic Residency and Fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Dr. Huff is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with added qualifications in Sports Medicine. He serves as a team physician for several local high schools and colleges. He has hospital affiliations with St. Joseph East and Baptist Health. Dr. Huff has assembled a team of professionals that understand the unique needs of athletes having been there themselves. Michael Blackburn, PA-C played college football at Campbellsville College and later coached high school football before going to PA school. Mike Jones, PA-C, ATC worked as an athletic trainer prior to receiving his PA degree, and has been working in the sports medicine field as a PA since 2008. Dr. Huff has recently founded the Lexington PRP and Stem Cell Institute with the goal of combining a research institute with a clinical staff that provides patients with cutting edge nonsurgical options for arthritis, back pain, sports injuries, and other musculoskeletal conditions. We continue to refine the indications and treatment standards for using orthobiologics in musculoskeletal conditions. Our ultimate goal is to maximize our patients’ quality of life and minimize their disability from any musculoskeletal condition. Dr. Huff loves being a husband to his beautiful wife Lorrie and a father to his three sons Wallace III, Mason, Brady, and daughter Stella.

Michael Blackburn, PA-C started with Bluegrass Orthopaedics in 2014. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky PA program. He has experience in neurosurgery, emergency and sports medicine injuries. He is NCCPA certified and state licensed.

 

 

 

 

Mike Jones, PA-C, ATC is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a board certified physician assistant as well as a certified athletic trainer. He graduated from Anne Arundel Community College 2008 with a physician assistant certificate as well as Saint Francis University with a Masters in Medical Science. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Slippery Rock University in 1992 and a Masters Degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1993. He has been working as physician assistant with Bluegrass Orthopedics since 2016. Prior to BGO he was employed with Central Kentucky Orthopedics from 2008-2106. He presently works with both Dr. Wallace Huff and Dr. Travis Hunt seeing patients in the Georgetown office treating general orthopedics, sports medicine and spinal disorders. He has been an adjunct faculty member with Georgetown College Athletic Training program since 2009. Prior to becoming a physician assistant he worked as an athletic trainer for Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA as well as for Akron General Medical System covering various high schools in northeast Ohio.


Athletic Training At Bluegrass Orthopaedics, we recognize the importance of athletic training and its value to the communities in which we serve. Our athletic training outreach program provides professional healthcare coverage to a variety of organizations, including high schools, club sport programs, and weekend tournaments. Our team approach to this program is vital to its success – we utilize not only our Athletic Trainers, but also our Physicians and Physical Therapists. Central to this team is the Certified Athletic Trainer, a well-educated healthcare professional trained in the prevention, examination, recognition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries that result from physical activity. Our Athletic Trainers collaborate closely with our physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. In the state of Kentucky, Athletic Trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by the state licensure statutes.

Why Use Athletic Training Services? Athletic Trainers provide medical services to all types of patients, not just athletes participating in sports. Athletic Trainers improve functional outcomes and specialize in patient education to prevent injury and re-injury. Preventative care provided by an Athletic Trainer has a positive return on investment for employers, as well. ATs are able to reduce injury and shorten rehabilitation time for their patients, which translates to lower absenteeism from work, school, and sports.

Community Outreach and Special Event Coverage Bluegrass Orthopaedics has a sports medicine team that covers events such as youth sport leagues, games, and tournaments. This team consists of certified athletic trainers. Please email andrew.carlson@bluegrassortho.com for details.

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