OrthoAtlanta an Official Partner of the 2018 BB&T Atlanta Open Serving as Official Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Provider
OrthoAtlanta is proud to serve as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider of the 2018 BB&T Atlanta Open, an ATP World Tour 250 event that runs July 21 – 29 in Atlantic Station, in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. Welcoming over 330,000 tennis fans to Atlantic Station over the past eight years, the nine-day event is a mix of young upstarts and former and current ATP World Tour top-20 players. The BB&T Atlanta Open is one of eight summer tournaments in the U.S. Open Series, and features top ATP World Tour players in singles and doubles competition. An exhibition match billed as the 2017 US Open Women’s Rematch pairs Sloane Stephens vs. Madison Keys.
As the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider of the BB&T Atlanta Open, OrthoAtlanta physicians serve as the key medical point of contact for the visiting players, coaches and officials during the tournament. Serving as co-Medical Directors of the 2018 BB&T Atlanta Open are OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeons, Snehal C. Dalal, MD, and Joseph S. Wilkes, MD. Orthopedic services that are provided by OrthoAtlanta include physical therapy, examinations, non-operative treatments, consultation with the athletes and their coaching staff and referral to outside specialists when necessary.
“The BB&T Atlanta Open brings world-class tennis and world-class athletes to Atlanta each year for nine non-stop days,” said Eddie Gonzalez, Tournament Director. “This requires the support of world-class partners, including OrthoAtlanta. The physicians and staff of OrthoAtlanta have provided us with expert orthopedic and sports medicine care to the players, their families, and tournament staff for the past nine years.”
"Throughout the tournament, the players, coaches and officials rely on OrthoAtlanta to provide superior sports medicine care and service,” stated OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Snehal Dalal, MD, a specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery and co-Medical Director of this year’s BB&T Atlanta Open, Dr. Dalal treats hundreds of tennis players in his practice each year; he understands and shares in the excitement that this world championship tennis event generates in Atlanta.
OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Joseph Wilkes, MD, fellowship trained in sports medicine and hand surgery also serves as co-Medical Director for the BB&T Atlanta Open. Dr. Wilkes stated, “OrthoAtlanta is actively involved in the medical operations planning and staffing plan for the BB&T Atlanta Open starting in early spring. When the tournament starts in late July, OrthoAtlanta provides training room set-up, medical staffing, injury evaluations and treatment throughout the event.” Dr. Wilkes continued, “Together with the ATP Physiotherapists, OrthoAtlanta physicians can provide follow-up treatments for the athletes when they arrive here, and we will enter new illnesses and injuries sustained in Atlanta into the ATP’s electronic medical record for subsequent medical teams to use after they leave, providing unprecedented continuity of care to the athletes.” Dr. Wilkes has served as Chief Tournament Physician for the BB&T Atlanta Open and the previous Atlanta Tennis Challenge ATP event. His expertise in serving international sports events includes the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games when Dr. Wilkes served as the Coordinator of Venue Medical Directors.
In addition to Drs. Dalal and Wilkes, the OrthoAtlanta sports medicine team serving the tournament includes additional OrthoAtlanta physicians from multiple orthopedic specialties, plus physical therapists, athletic trainers and administrative staff.
OrthoAtlanta shares the excitement of world-class tennis with the Atlanta community in the weeks leading up to the tournament and throughout tournament week. A tournament favorite, the Ball Toss presented by OrthoAtlanta is held on Friday night. Ticket holders lob over 2,000 yellow tennis ball squeeze balls onto the court for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card.
Tennis-themed promotional items are available at the OrthoAtlanta booth in the Partner Pavilion throughout the event. Behind-the-scenes news and photos are available on OrthoAtlanta’s Facebook page. OrthoAtlanta is honored to start match play one evening with the Coin Toss.
Join OrthoAtlanta at the 2018 BB&T Atlanta open for an action-packed 9-days of top tournament tennis and fun!
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