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Sports Medicine

Specialists in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Conway Medical Center

Our sports medicine experts know that whether you are a competitive athlete, have a physically strenuous job, or simply enjoy an evening stroll after dinner, an injury can affect not only you but your teammates, coworkers, and the family members who depend on you. 

We know you don’t want to be sidelined for long. That is why our sports medicine experts will work with you to set goals and outline a treatment plan to get you back to your active lifestyle.

We offer a full spectrum of sports performance training and sports medicine care including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of non-operative sports-related injuries for athletes of all ages and lifestyles. When further intervention is necessary, orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation and physical therapy are available.

CMC is proud to be the official sports medicine partner of a wide variety of events and local athletic programs.  Our team affiliations include Carolina Forest High School, Conway High School, Socastee High School, and St. James High School. 

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Sports Injuries

Runners, joggers, baseball players, golfers, dancers, and gymnasts are all prone to sports injuries; however, sports injuries are not limited to athletes – anyone may obtain a sports injury. But, for those who frequently participate in physically demanding activities, it can be very frustrating to get injured.

Sports injuries are often a combination of cartilage, ligament, tendon, and muscle damage – whether it be a ligament tear or partial tear or a sprain. Don’t let the pain from the injury persist; the longer you wait to receive help, the more damage you may cause to the injured area and the longer it will take for you to get back to the sport you love.

What Can Cause a Sports Injury?

Accidents, trips, falls, sprains, and strains happen for a variety of reasons.  Here is a list of a few common causes:

  • Overuse injury
  • Over-training
  • Poor technique
  • Improper use of equipment
  • Unsafe training/exercise environment   

Sport Injury Symptoms

Generally, a sports injury is quite apparent is showing symptoms. It is often a cause of a traumatic event, however, injuries can also happen over a long period of time. Symptoms athletes and fitness enthusiasts should look out for include:

  • Sudden pain
  • Swelling
  • Muscle soreness
  • Tender joints
  • unable to place weight on leg or foot
  • Inability to stretch fully

Common Conditions

Need an Orthopaedic Expert?

Expert Sports Medicine Care in Myrtle Beach and Conway

When you experience a sports injury or any orthopaedic injury, getting out of pain and back to doing what you do best is at the top of the list. The fellowship-trained specialists at CMC are at the forefront of innovation and the most current treatment techniques.  We know how important it is to you to get back to work or back in the game as soon as possible. Therefore, we offer a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical treatments personalized for you to do just that.

Donovan Johnson MD orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Donovan Johnson

Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine: Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, and Knee Arthroscopy at The Steadman Clinic, Steadman-Philippon Research Institute, Vail CO

Dr. Johnson is a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. He also has advanced training in orthopaedic trauma and fracture care and joint replacement surgery.  He focuses on the prevention and treatment of orthopaedic conditions affecting patients of all ages. Dr. Johnson has specific interests in treating ligament, tendon, and cartilage injuries of the shoulder, hip, and knee. Dr. Johnson has additional training in treating complex disorders of the hip which includes non-surgical and surgical treatment of femoroacetabular impingement, hip preservation, and extra-articular tendon injuries involving the hip.


Dr. W. Brad Dosher

Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine: Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy at Vanderbilt University

Dr. W. Brad Dosher is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. Born and raised in Amarillo Texas, Dr. Dosher graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. He received his MD from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the UT Health Science Center at Houston.  Dr. Dosher completed his Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at Vanderbilt University.  He completed specialized training in minimally invasive knee and shoulder arthroscopy, as well as complex injuries to the shoulder and knee.


Dr. Jason Sharp

Fellowship trained in Non-operative Sports Medicine from University of South Carolina

Dr. Sharp is a double-boarded Primary Care Sports Medicine physician who specializes in non-operative sports medicine, concussions, and orthobiologics. He focuses on the prevention and treatment of orthopedic conditions affecting patients of all ages. Dr. Sharp uses his specialized training in ultrasound guidance and biologic treatments to give people alternatives to surgery.  

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