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OrthoAtlanta an Official Partner of the 2017 BB&T Atlanta Open Serves as Official Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Provider to the Tournament for 8th Year

06.02.2017

OrthoAtlanta proudly serves as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider of the 2017 BB&T Atlanta Open, July 22 – July 30, 2017 at Atlantic Station in Atlanta, GA. OrthoAtlanta shares the excitement of world-class tennis with its own BB&T Atlanta Open Ticket Giveaway from May 16 – July 16. Prizes include tickets to the Venus Williams vs. Genie Bouchard Women's Exhibition Match, the Finals Match and more.

Atlanta, GA, June 2 2017 (Newswire.com) -

OrthoAtlanta is proud to serve as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider of the 2017 BB&T Atlanta Open, an ATP World Tour 250 event that runs Saturday, July 22 through Sunday, July 30 at Atlantic Station, in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia. The BB&T Atlanta Open has welcomed over 280,000 tennis fans to Atlantic Station over the past seven years, establishing itself as one of the top ATP Tour tennis events in the U.S. The nine-day event is a mix of young upstarts and former and current ATP World Tour top-20 players. This year, the BB&T Atlanta Open brings women’s championship-level tennis to the Atlanta event with the Venus Williams vs. Genie Bouchard Women’s Exhibition Match.

To share the excitement of world-class tennis with the Atlanta community, OrthoAtlanta is celebrating with its own BB&T Atlanta Open Ticket Giveaway. The online sweepstakes runs from May 15 to July 16, 2017, offering Georgia residents the chance to win the Grand Prize of two (2) tickets to the Williams vs. Bouchard Women’s Exhibition Match to be held on Sunday, July 23. First prize is a set of two (2) tickets to the Finals Match on Sunday afternoon, July 30, and second prize consists of two (2) tickets to the Semi-Finals match on Saturday afternoon, July 29. Entry information and details are available on the OrthoAtlanta.com web site and via the OrthoAtlanta Facebook page.

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 2017 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.

“Throughout the tournament, the players, coaches and officials rely on OrthoAtlanta to provide superior sports medicine expertise and service,” stated OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Snehal Dalal, a specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery. Serving as co-Medical Director of this year’s BB&T Atlanta Open, Dr. Dalal has served in this capacity, or similar, every year that the tournament has been held in Atlanta. 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 in its annual lead up to the U.S. Open.

OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Joseph Wilkes, fellowship trained in sports medicine and hand surgery is also serving as co-Medical Director for the prestigious BB&T Atlanta Open. As Dr. Wilkes explained, “OrthoAtlanta has been actively involved in the medical operations planning and staffing plan for the BB&T Atlanta Open since early spring. These efforts come together during the late July event when 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 now have the ability to 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. Such capabilities provide unprecedented continuity of care to the athletes.”

Dr. Wilkes has proudly 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 in tennis tournament fun in the weeks leading up to the tournament through its online OrthoAtlanta Ticket Giveaway providing the chance to win top match tickets. During tournament week, the OrthoAtlanta booth in the Partner Pavilion will feature daily promotions and giveaways, along with the chance to have your photo taken with an oversized Wilson tennis racquet and ball. Daily giveaways tie to tournament events including Ladies Day on Thursday, July 27. On Tuesday’s College Night, visitors dressed in their favorite team apparel are encouraged to show their school spirit and share photos on social media. OrthoAtlanta is honored to start match play one evening with the Coin Toss.

A tournament favorite, the Ball Toss sponsored by OrthoAtlanta will be held one evening during finals weekend. Ticket holders lob over 2,000 yellow tennis ball squeeze balls onto the court for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card.

Join OrthoAtlanta at the 2017 BB&T Atlanta open for an action-packed 9-days of top tournament tennis and fun!

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