Dr. Michael Acurio is a physician orthopedic surgeon who runs a private practice in Shreveport, Louisiana. Like many orthopedic specialists, Dr. Michael Acurio dealt with individuals suffering injuries as a result of their participation in athletics. Many physical sports require some level of exertion, which opens up the possibility of harm. While team physicians are keen to ensure athletes remain as injury-free as possible, they are also there to help in case these injuries happen.
In sports medicine, physicians can range from orthopedic surgeons to non-surgical team doctors. Depending on their expertise, they can treat a variety of athletic injuries.