Arkansas Children’s Northwest and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Orthopedics Northwest are launching a pediatric sports medicine program.
The partnership includes clinical coverage at Arkansas Children’s Northwest by fellowship-trained UAMS sports medicine specialists, as well as sports medicine coverage on the sidelines and practices at local high schools.
The program launch provides sports medicine coverage at Farmington and Fayetteville school districts, with plans for further expansion in the near future.
“Caring for student athletes in our area is directly tied to our mission of championing children by making them better today and healthier tomorrow,” Trisha Montague, chief administrator of Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale and interim COO for the Little Rock-based Arkansas Children’s system, said in a statement. “Working closely with trusted local orthopedic and sports medicine providers means more kids will be able to get the care they need close to home from established physicians who have long supported athletes in Northwest Arkansas.”
Orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist and Fayetteville native Dr. Wes Cox leads UAMS Orthopedics Northwest. It was formed in January when the Shoulder Center of Arkansas and its physical therapy partner, TRM (train-recover-move), became part of the statewide UAMS Health system as UAMS Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
Other members of the group are orthopedic surgeons Chad Songy, Navin Kilambi, Patrick “Shea” Brannan, Tyler CarlLee, non-surgical sports medicine specialist Ramon Ylanan and primary care sports medicine physician Larry Balle II.
All providers will have privileges at Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale.
“Combining the pediatric expertise and facilities at Arkansas Children’s Northwest with our sports medicine fellowship-trained providers and community-established relationships is a huge win for student athletes in our home community,” Cox said in a statement.