The providers at Paragon Orthopedic Center are highly qualified to treat all of your Sports Medicine needs. Dr. Robert Bents, Dr. James Van Horne and Dr. David Appleby have a strong commitment to treating athletes of all ages. Specialty areas include arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, hip, foot, and ankle. We balance our non-surgical and surgical approaches to allow for the quickest return to activity.
Dr. Bents is certified in Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the prestigious Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has published multiple articles about the shoulder, knee and performance enhancing drugs. He is the official Team Physician for Grants Pass High School and serves multiple other high schools in Southern Oregon. Previously he served as the team physician for the Division 1 Air Force Academy Baseball and Hockey teams, and he continues to work with cadets on the Air Force Academy Boxing Team.
Our staff works closely with physical therapists, trainers, and coaches to provide comprehensive care. Our clinic has digital x-ray capabilities, ultrasound, a casting and bracing department, and treatment rooms for injections. We have safely injected over 300 patients with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) with tremendous results. Safely getting you back to your active lifestyle or sport as soon as possible is our primary objective.
Paragon Orthopedics has always provided outstanding community outreach. The professionals in our clinic provide educational seminars, on-site field coverage of sporting events, and top-level sponsorship of multiple teams and individual athletes. Our clinic staffs a pre-season physical exam day for our area’s younger athletes. Additionally, Dr. Bents has coached little league and junior high school baseball, girls softball, and AAU basketball teams. We support our community and believe strongly in giving back to the people who support us.