Lakewood Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Welcome to Lakewood Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine!

Lakewood Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine was founded in 2005 by Dr. Terry K. Gemas. Our practice treats all forms of orthopaedic conditions including sports and work related injuries, as well as arthritic joint conditions. Our goal at LOSM is to offer the highest level of expertise and personal touch for ALL your orthopaedic needs. We promise to provide top notch care using the most up to date technology. Our primary concern is the comfort and safety of our patients. We are committed to doing everything we can so that your visit to our office is as smooth and painless as possible.





Our Doctors

Terry K. Gemas, M.D.

Nilpesh M. Patel, M.D.

James H. Stanley, M.D.

News and Events

Do Viscosupplementation (Orthovisc, Synvisc, etc.) Injections Help With Osteoarthritis?
The first line of treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee aims to relieve pain. Normally, pain relievers such as ibuprofen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used, along with physical therapy, applications of a topical analgesic and injections of a corticosteroid.

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The Evolution of Sports Medicine
Competition is inherent in all animals, including humans. We compete to dominate, we compete for survival. We compete for friends and mates. We compete for promotions in the work environment. And, of course, we compete on the playing surfaces in various athletic arenas.

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Testing For Concussions

Sports-related concussion has received increasing attention as a cause of short and long-term neurologic symptoms among athletes.

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Friday Night Lights! It's raining again but it's High School football in Texas and our Athletic Trainers are there.








Special Taping Techniques with NATA Hall of Fame Eddie Lane








New Treatment for ACL Repair?








The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important stabilizing ligament in the knee joint that is commonly injured in athletes. Repair of the ACL has been attempted in the past with mixed results, primarily because this ligament does not always reliably heal.

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Stress Fractures in Basketball

Stress fractures are common injuries seen in both male and female basketball players. One study demonstrated that seven percent of women’s basketball players at the WNBA combine had sustained at least one stress fracture.

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Are PRP Injections a Magic Wand for Injured Athletes?

It is intriguing to think that such a minor procedure, which has minimal known risk and requires no hospitalization, could speed up or improve the natural healing process returning athletes to the activities they love.

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Keep Rowing Injuries at Bay

Rowing is a total-body exercise that improves cardiovascular health, muscular strength, and endurance. These gains are accomplished without high impact.

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Specialization Increases Injury Risk

A new study finds that high school athletes who focus on one sport experience more injuries than those who participate in multiple sports.

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