Atlanta Falcons/Emory Sports Medicine Clinic Set to Open


Emory Healthcare and the Atlanta Falcons have broken ground on a new musculoskeletal and sports medicine clinic at the IBM Performance Fields, home of the Atlanta Falcons.

Illustration of a new clinic building

The Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center at Flowery Branch, set to open in 2020, will provide a new location for patients, while also being an access point for Falcons who may need diagnostic imaging or to be seen by a sports medicine expert.  

“That synergy will allow us to offer state-of-the-art imaging equipment and a more robust complement of physicians than would be present at a typical NFL practice facility,” says Scott Boden, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedics, Emory School of Medicine.

The clinic will overlook the Falcons’ practice site. “We are proud to be extending our partnership with Emory Healthcare in bringing this incredible facility to the Falcons campus,” says Rich McKay, Atlanta Falcons president and CEO. “Emory is the leader in innovative technology, and this facility will be a catalyst not only to help propel sports medicine, but for world-class orthopaedics treatment for the residents of Hall County.”

Also being built on the same site is the Emory Sports Performance and Research Center. 

The center will explore the science of injury prevention and recovery, particularly in high school and younger athletes. Emory and the Falcons will join together to offer community programs for high school athletes, parents, coaches, and others to learn about prevention tips and warning signs.

“We know that 50 percent of anterior-cruciate ligament or ACL injuries could be prevented if poor movement patterns or imbalance in an athlete are detected in advance of that injury,” adds Boden. “We plan to study high-risk injuries and ways to prevent those injuries before they occur.”

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