OrthoAtlanta an Official Partner of the 2019 BB&T Atlanta Open
OrthoAtlanta is proud to serve as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider of the 2019 BB&T Atlanta Open presented by First Data from July 20 – 28 in Atlantic Station, in midtown Atlanta, Georgia. The nine-day ATP 250 event, part of the U.S. Open Series, welcomes over 330,000 tennis fans to Atlantic Station each year. The 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. A special “Sunday Showdown” exhibition pairs Venus Williams, winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles, against former US Open finalist, Madison Keys, on July 21. On Monday night, July 22, Andy Roddick takes on former rival and metro Atlanta native Robby Ginepri in a men’s exhibition match. Tournament week lineup includes 5-Time BB&T Atlanta Open singles champion, and former University of Georgia All-American, John Isner, the Bryan Brothers, and former world No. 3 and ATP Finals champion, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria.
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 2019 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.
“For nine non-stop days in July, the BB&T Atlanta Open brings world-class tennis and world-class athletes to Atlanta,” said Eddie Gonzalez, Tournament Director. “We rely on the expertise of our 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 ten years.”
“The BB&T Atlanta Open players, coaches and officials rely on OrthoAtlanta to provide superior sports medicine care and service throughout the tournament,” stated OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Snehal Dalal, a specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery and co-Medical Director of this year’s BB&T Atlanta Open. Dr. Dalal understands and shares in the excitement that this world championship tennis event generates in Atlanta, treating hundreds of tennis players each year with injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.
OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Joseph Wilkes, a specialist in sports medicine and hand surgery, also serves as co-Medical Director for the BB&T Atlanta Open. Discussing the medical operations and staffing needs of the tournament, Dr. Wilkes stated, “OrthoAtlanta is actively involved in planning for the medical needs of the tournament starting in early spring. Once the tournament begins in late July, OrthoAtlanta provides training room set-up, medical staffing, injury evaluations and treatment throughout the event.” Dr. Wilkes continued, “Working collaboratively 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.
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 the OrthoAtlanta Facebook page. OrthoAtlanta is honored to start match play one evening with the Coin Toss.
Join OrthoAtlanta at the 2019 BB&T Atlanta Open for an action-packed 9-days of top tournament tennis and fun!
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