Frederick E. Soliman, DO, MS, is a primary care sports medicine physician with Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute. Athletes and those with physically active lifestyles turn to Dr. Soliman to advise them about how to improve their overall health and performance and prevent injuries. He specializes in several of today's most effective treatments, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP), ultrasound-guided injections and Tenex procedures. For those who do experience injury, he is impact certified and provides concussion diagnosis and management and care for musculoskeletal injuries.
Primary Care Sports Medicine
Using a non-surgical approach, Dr. Soliman provides primary care sports medicine treatment to patients with acute injuries such as fractures, muscle strain, knee and shoulder injuries and more. He also cares for those with common overuse injuries like tendinitis and stress fractures.
Non-surgical treatments are often the best course of action for patients with less severe injuries and conditions. Depending on the patient and situation, Dr. Soliman may recommend platelet-rich plasma, ultrasound-guided injections, Tenex procedures and more.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, repairs damaged tissue using the patient's own platelets injected into the affected area to improve or speed healing. PRP also may help with ongoing pain, particularly that related to tendon injuries and "wear and tear".
Ultrasound-guided injections are one method for administering PRP. With use of an ultrasound, Dr. Soliman can pinpoint tendon damage and "see" the needle as it enters the body to accurately inject the PRP into the precise location where it is needed.
Patients who suffer from chronic tendon pain of the elbow, shoulder, knee or ankle may be candidates for Tenex. This non-surgical procedure removes scar tissue from tendons.
Dr. Soliman's Training
Dr. Soliman earned his doctor of osteopathy from Lake Erie College of Osteopathy in Pennsylvania, and master's degree from Rosewell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. He completed his residency in family medicine and fellowship in primary care sports medicine at UPCM Saint Margaret's in Pittsburgh.
About Dr. Soliman
Dr. Soliman has extensive experience providing sports medicine care to professional and collegiate teams. These include the Pittsburg Steelers, Pittsburg Penguins, and University of Pittsburg men's basketball and soccer. He most recently served as the head primary care sports physician for Ohio University. Today he continues in that role for the University of Central Florida.
In addition to presenting frequently at medical meetings and participating in multiple research projects, Dr. Soliman is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, and American Society for Sports Medicine.