Head of Northside Hospital’s new Sports Medicine Network shares her story, vision for the network’s future

Posted on: January 16, 2019


When hearing the term sports medicine, many might think of team doctors for professional teams or reconstructive surgeries from high school or collegiate sports injuries.

But for those who have similar injuries to those sustained on the field, sports medicine is typically the best choice to get the patient moving again.

Anybody can tear their rotator cuff whether they’re an athlete or not, so we’re the ones that take care of that,” said Dr. Vonda Wright, an orthopedic surgeon and chief of the Northside Hospital Sports Medicine. “Anybody can step off a curb wrong and tear the ligaments in their knee. Usually, it’s a soccer player playing a game, but sometimes it’s just a clumsy person, and they come to sports medicine for instance. It’s really about the kind of injury it is.”

In August, Northside announced Wright had been hired at the hospital to head up the new Sports Medicine Network and combine expertise from the three of the system’s practices —Northside East Cobb, Northside Cherokee and The Orthopedic Sports Medicine Center of Atlanta — to provide care across the system’s locations.

Read the full story in the January 2019 issue of 400 Life

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