Alex Weber

Alex Weber

The Trojan family celebrated an extraordinary 2017 Rose Bowl victory on Jan. 2.

As with all successful athletic achievements, it truly took a team to build a successful football season and the fabulous finish on the national stage.

As the official doctors of USC Trojan athletes, the USC Sports Medicine Center at Keck Medicine of USC specializes in treating sports-related and recreational injuries affecting the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow and neck.

“We are proud to contribute to the success of Trojans athletics,” states Jay R. Lieberman, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. “The expertise of our clinical team fits well with the needs of our athletes.”

Many common injuries for USC athletes include tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus in the knee, frozen shoulder, shoulder joint pain, shoulder impingement and tennis elbow, and cartilage preservation procedures.

In addition to being experts in minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures, joint replacement and reconstructive procedures, specialists at the USC Joint Preservation and Replacement Center also perform traditional procedures to restore damaged joints, ligaments and bones. Keck Medicine physicians are highly regarded in total hip, knee and shoulder replacement as well as treatment of complex fractures.

Not only do Keck Medicine physicians treat the Trojans, they take care of professional athletes, Olympians, high school athletes and weekend warriors. These physicians have worked or are currently working with many professional teams including the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Galaxy, Los Angeles Kings and U.S. Women’s National Soccer.

— Virginia Baca