AOC Sports Medicine


Christopher Patton, MD
  • Sports Medicine
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César Roca, JR., MD
  • Sports Medicine
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Sports Medicine Physicians for the Mobile, AL, Area

The AOC Sports Team delivers superior orthopaedic care to athletes, as well as a unique Sports Medicine service to coaches, parents and certified athletic trainers. We have three of the finest fellowship-trained Sports Medicine physicians in the region, trained in the finest institutions in the country, all working together to treat you.

Dr. W. Christopher Patton and Dr. Cesar M. Roca, Jr. are committed to a team approach to manage sports injuries. The AOC Sports Team meets regularly to discuss the ongoing care of patients and to share insights concerning their treatment. Every week, the surgeries determined to be the most complex are booked with two sports specialist surgeons, creating the highest level of care to be found. This team approach ensures that all AOC Sports patients have the same forms, therapy guidelines and treatment protocols. Therefore, if your sports physician is out, another fellowship-trained sports specialist is here to cover. This level of collaboration is unique to AOC Sports.

Many of the technologically advanced treatments and minimally invasive procedures that are applied to the high-level athlete are also effective in treating the “weekend warrior” with pain or injuries sustained at work. So whether the goal is to get back on the job or step back up on the mound, the AOC Sports Team wants to get you back to your passion.

To expedite an appointment or to inquire about Sports Medicine coverage at an event, please call our Sports Medicine Hotline at 251-380-SPRT (7778). This hotline is set up so that athletes, athletic trainers, coaches and/or parents can speak directly with someone to make an appointment and get their athlete (or themselves) seen by a Sports Medicine Specialist within 24 hours. This means a quicker return to the playing field and less time on the sideline.


Medical Coverage for Sporting Events

Common Procedures:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery / Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery / Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Menisectomy or Meniscus Repair
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
  • Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction
  • Posteromedial Corner Reconstruction
  • Tommy John Procedure
  • Brostrom Procedure
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Tendon Repair
  • Bankart Repair
  • Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Bone Spur Removal
  • Carticel Cartilage Restoration
  • Osteochondral Autograft Transfer (OATS)
  • Microfracture

Common Injuries and Conditions Treated:

  • Ligament  Injuries
    • Knee: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) and Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)
    • Elbow: Ulnar Collateral Ligament
    • Ankle: Chronic Instability and Recurrent Sprains
  • Tendon  Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Tears
    • Patellar Tendon
    • Quadriceps Tendon
    • Hamstring
  • Dislocations
    • Shoulder:  Bankart Tears or Chronic Instability
    • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint
    • Patella Dislocation
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder

AOC Sports Provides Official Orthopaedic Coverage for the Following Teams: