An orthopedic surgeon who is trained in sports medicine has  specialized training focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries and conditions. These surgeons have expertise in managing musculoskeletal issues specifically related to athletes and individuals involved in sports and physical activities.

Are you in need of a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine? At Alabama Bone and Joint Clinic, Dr. Evan Carstensen, fellowship trained in sports medicine, is dedicated to providing top-quality care and helping athletes and active individuals get back in the game.


We understand that every athlete is unique, with specific goals and needs. Our sports medicine orthopedic surgeon takes a personalized approach to your care, tailoring treatment plans to your individual circumstances. We collaborate with you to develop a comprehensive plan that includes surgical and non-surgical interventions, rehabilitation protocols, and performance optimization strategies.

  • Orthopedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine receive extensive hands-on experience in treating a wide range of sports-related injuries.
  • They acquire advanced knowledge and skills in areas such as arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction, tendon repair, joint preservation techniques, and rehabilitation strategies tailored to athletes.

At Alabama Bone and Joint Clinic our sports medicine specialist will focus on treating your injuries; with an emphasis on performance enhancement. Through a multidisciplinary approach,  collaboration with physical therapists, sports trainers, and other specialists a personalized program is developed aimed to optimize athletic performance and preventing future injuries.


At Alabama Bone and Joint Clinic we stay at the forefront of sports medicine advancements, utilizing the latest treatment techniques and technologies to optimize your recovery. From minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to regenerative therapies, our surgeon is skilled in innovative approaches that promote faster healing, reduce downtime, and enhance your overall performance.

  • Athletic Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Concussion Management
  • Non-surgical Interventions
  • PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Injection
  • Return to Sport Decision-making

Don’t let sports injuries keep you on the sidelines. Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation with our sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. Let us help you regain your competitive edge, overcome limitations, and reach new heights in your athletic pursuits. Trust our expertise and commitment to exceptional sports medicine care for optimal performance and a speedy recovery.


Whether you’re an athlete or a fitness enthusiast, Dr. Evan Carstensen offers a comprehensive range of treatments for sports-related injuries. From arthroscopic procedures for joint injuries to ligament reconstructions and fracture management, he utilizes the latest advancements in sports medicine to provide effective and individualized care.

  • Sprains and strains: Injuries to ligaments (sprains) or muscles/tendons (strains) due to overstretching or tearing.
  • Fractures: Broken bones resulting from traumatic events or overuse injuries.
  • Dislocations: Joint dislocations occur when the bones in a joint are forced out of their normal positions.
  • Tendonitis: Inflammation of a tendon, typically caused by repetitive motions or overuse.
  • Concussions: Mild traumatic brain injuries resulting from a blow to the head or a sudden impact causing the brain to move within the skull.
  • Ligament tears: Anterior cruciate ligament, multiligamentous knee injuries (ACL, posterior cruciate ligament, lateral collateral ligament, medial collateral ligament). 
  • Meniscus tears: Tears in the rubbery, C-shaped cartilage that cushions the knee joint.


General orthopedic surgeons play a crucial role in diagnosing, treating, and managing orthopedic conditions to help active patients restore function, relieve pain, and improve their overall quality of life.

  • Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation (RICE): Initial treatment for acute injuries, involving rest, ice application, compression bandages, and elevation of the injured area.
  • Physical therapy: Exercises and rehabilitation programs to restore strength, flexibility, and function after an injury or surgery.
  • Medications: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), pain relievers, or corticosteroid injections to manage pain and inflammation.
  • Bracing or casting: Supports or immobilization devices to protect and stabilize injured joints or bones.
  • Regenerative therapies: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, stem cell therapy, or other regenerative techniques to promote healing and tissue repair.
  • Surgical interventions: In cases where conservative treatments are insufficient, surgery may be recommended to repair or reconstruct injured tissues (e.g., ligament or tendon repair, fracture fixation, arthroscopic procedures).

When it comes to sports medicine, trust Dr. Evan Carstensen to provide the highest level of expertise, personalized care, and a commitment to helping you reach your peak performance. Don’t let injuries keep you on the sidelines—schedule a consultation with Dr. Carstensen today and get back in the game!


Orthopedic surgeons with a sports medicine fellowship often work closely with athletes, sports teams, and other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care. They understand the unique needs and demands of athletes and are dedicated to helping them regain optimal function, prevent future injuries, and achieve their athletic goals.

  • ACL Reconstruction:
    • Minimally invasive quadriceps tendon
    • Bone patellar tendon bone (BTB)
    • Hamstring
    • Allograft (cadaver tissue)
  • Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder
      • All Dr. Carstensen’s Rotator Cuff Repairs
    • Elbow
    • Wrist
    • Knee
    • Ankle
  • Shoulder stabilization
    • Bankart and Bony Bankart repair
    • Remplissage
    • Interval closure
    • Latarjet
  • Gluteus medius and minimum repair
  • Hamstring tendon repair
  • Patellar instability and realignment 
  • Distal femoral or high tibial osteotomy
  • Fracture repair

Dr. Evan Carstensen has completed a prestigious fellowship in sports medicine, further specializing in the treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions. This intensive training has equipped him with advanced techniques and a deep understanding of the unique needs of athletes, enabling him to provide tailored treatment plans and help you get back to your active lifestyle.


Dr. Evan Carstensen believes in building strong doctor-patient relationships based on trust and open communication. He takes the time to listen to your concerns, thoroughly evaluate your condition, and discuss treatment options with you. With his compassionate approach, he ensures that you are actively involved in your care and fully informed throughout the process.

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