Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center physicians Timothy J. Myer, M.D., Raymond W. Acus, M.D. and William Pakan, M.D. have taken care of the athletes of the University of Akron and Kent State University for a combined experience of more than 35 years. Many Sports Medicine surgical procedures are performed with current, sophisticated arthroscopic methods, which is an important benefit for patients because of the increased success rate with these modern techniques. Many of their colleagues apply the same principles and techniques for all types of athletes - from the high school level to the weekend athlete in their adult lives. When you see a Sports Medicine physician at the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, you not only get the expertise of that physician, but the entire spectrum of subspecialties in orthopaedics is available to deal with any type of athletic injury. Recently, the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center began to offer an exciting new procedure, hip arthroscopy, by Jovan R. Laskovski, M.D., who has specialized in such extremely sophisticated surgery. This technique is available through many surgeons at the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center. You can be sure that if you see a Sports Medicine physician at the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, you will get extremely well-qualified, technically proficient surgeons, some of whom are nationally and internationally known, such as Robert H. Bell, M.D. When you are under the care of a Sports Medicine physician at the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, you will not only be able to gain from all the surgical expertise, but also the knowledge of any non-operative treatment that may be able to avoid surgery, yet still get you back to your desires of achieving the activity level that is important in your life. To schedule an appointment with a sports medicine specialist, go to Find a Physician.