Surgery can help after sports injuries

Most sports injuries can be treated by taking steps such as resting the injured body part and using ice packs, heat or other treatments. But other times, sports injuries require surgery. At Perry Memorial Hospital, you’ll find the skilled surgeons and the advanced equipment needed to get you back onto the field.

Who provides sports medicine at Perry?

The Perry Memorial Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic is a comprehensive orthopedic clinic offering treatment to a wide variety of injuries and conditions. The surgeons present all options for your consideration before suggesting surgery. 

What are some of the most common sports procedures?dr. allen van in scrubs, smiling

Sports injuries often involve damaged and torn ligaments in the knees, shoulders or other joints and soft tissues. Surgery is sometimes needed to repair damaged cartilage or ligaments.

Repair of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury is one of the most common injuries to athletes who participate in sports such as soccer, football and basketball. A tear in the ACL can come about after changing direction rapidly or stopping suddenly, among other causes. A torn ACL will not heal without surgery, so active patients will typically require a graft.

Meniscus tears are another common injury that will not usually heal without surgery. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage located between your thigh bone and shinbones.

What specialty services are provided by Perry Memorial Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic?

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Carpal tunnel repair
  • Total & partial hip replacements
  • Total joint replacement
  • Hand surgery
  • Total knee replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Injections
  • Sports medicine
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Non-operative and operative complete spinal care

Who is the Perry Memorial Hospital Orthopedic Surgeon?


Dr. Allen Van, a certified American Board of Orthopedic Surgeon, is also a member of the North American Spine Society, Fellow of the American Orthopedic Surgeons, American Medical Association and a Diplomat on the National Board of Medical Examiners. He received his undergraduate from Northwestern University, Chicago and graduated from Rush Medical University, Chicago. While at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Dr. Van was a spine surgeon fellow and completed his surgical internship and residency. Dr. Van is employed by Perry Memorial Hospital.

What are the office hours for Perry Memorial Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic?

Monday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where is the Perry Memorial Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic located?

Perry Memorial Hospital, Medical Office Building
530 Park Avenue East, Suite 306
Princeton, IL 61356

The clinic is located in in the Medical Office Building on the third floor, exit left off the elevator. Ancillary services provided by the Perry laboratory, radiology and medical rehabilitation departments are convenient and close to the clinic. Perry Memorial Hospital provides patients around-the-clock coverage to ensure our patients’ continuity of orthopedic services and care.

How can I reach Perry Memorial Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic?

Call 815-876-3033.