Sports Medicine


The Sports Medicine Division at the Orthopedic Center of Arlington features a specialized group of board certified practitioners and staff focused on meeting the diagnostic and treatment needs of both serious and recreational athletes. Collectively we understand the role activity plays in keeping a person fit and are dedicated to helping patients get back into their game.

Our Sports Medicine Center provides a range of diagnostic approaches that include MRI, Ultrasound, X-ray, CT and DEXA as well as treatment options such as medication, exercise, physical therapy and surgery. Conditions treated include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Torn Ligaments
  • Arthritis
  • Joint inflammation
  • Conditioning issues
  • Fractures
  • Back and Hip conditions
  • Anatomical alignment issues
  • Orthotic

Don't hesitate! Contact us today if you think that you need our sports medicine services.

Most Common Sports Injuries with Infographic

Everyday life can be more dangerous than we think. If you were to ask just about any doctor the cause of most their patients visits, rarely would you find a dramatic story of attempts at dangerous activities. Instead you would be much more likely to hear about injuries suffered during activities like working or playing sports. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, who conducted the "National Estimates of the 10 Leading Causes of Nonfatal Injuries Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments, United States – 2011" the three most common nonfatal injuries suffered by children (10-14 years), teens/young adults (15-24 years), and all other adults (25-65+ years), are unintentional fall, unintentional overexertion, and being unintentionally struck by/against something.

Thanks to the people at KT Tape, we can get a glimpse into how many of these injuries were in fact suffered through sports activities. Lets take a look:

Our Chief Orthopedic Doctors: Dr. Prager & Dr. Whittenburg

Dr. Prager is an experienced orthopedic surgeon who has practiced in Texas since finishing his training. His undergraduate degree was obtained at the University of Pittsburgh where he obtained his B.S. in the Honors program of Biology. Dr. Prager attended medical school at New York Medical College. While at medical school Dr. Prager became interested in orthopedics and completed his residency at Wayne State University in Detroit. Always having an interest in sports, Dr. Prager then received a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at Saint Frances Medical Center of the University of Illinois. He also completed an A-O Trauma fellowship at Queens University Medical Centre in Nottingham, England. Dr. Prager is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Allied Health.

Dr. Whittenburg attended the University of North Texas majoring in Computer Science/Engineering with emphasis in Biology and Chemistry in 1990. Fulfilling a lifelong dream to become a physician, he then entered the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and graduated with honors in 1996. During his first year of medical school, his father developed a severe disability from rapidly progressive hip arthritis, requiring a hip replacement at a relatively young age. Dr. Whittenburg was impressed with the difference that joint replacement can make in the lives of people with osteoarthritis. As a result of this experience, Dr. Whittenburg decided to dedicate his career to helping people with similar conditions. Training included a general internship year in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This was followed by four years in Chicago in Orthopedic Surgery residency where he received training in total joint replacement, orthopedic trauma, hand, spine, and pediatric orthopedics.


Orthopedic Center of Arlington
701 Secretary Drive
Arlington, TX 76015
Phone: 817-468-8400
Fax: 817-468-8512

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