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Sports medicine group to join orthopedic practice

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The Virginia Beach-based Virginia Institute for Sports Medicine will join Richmond-based OrthoVirginia on Jan. 1.

VISM specializes in the treatment of sports and work injuries, arthroscopy, fracture/trauma care, shoulder surgery, knee replacement, hip replacement, and foot and ankle care.

“We are very pleased that VISM is joining us and what it means to our patients,” Dale Ingram, CEO of OrthoVirginia, said in a statement. “It not only extends our geographic reach, but joining with this group of highly skilled physicians also enhances our ability to provide comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective care to our patients, and to continue to promote medical excellence in communities throughout Virginia.”

OrthoVirginia, a major musculoskeletal care and therapy practice, employs more than 100 physicians at 22 offices in Richmond, Northern Virginia and Lynchburg .

VISM was founded in 2003 by Dr. Patrick O'Connell, Dr. Brick Campbell and Dr. Peter Jacobson.

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