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Recent Articles & News

Sometimes Baseball is the Best Medicine

Over the years I've told many people that the one extra curricular activity I’ve enjoyed the most over my career has been working with minor league baseball here in South Bend for almost 30 years. Little did I know as I interviewed with John Baxter and Jeff Carr, the general manager and trainer respectively for the first South Bend team in 1988, the effect local baseball would have on my personal and professional life. read more

Posted on Jun. 24, 2016

“I Pulled my Hammie!”

One of the most common lower extremity injuries in professional baseball, and among weekend warriors as well, is the hamstring strain or "pulled hamstring.” read more

Posted on Jun. 17, 2016

Stress Fractures

The result of overtraining, stress fractures can be seen in all levels of athletes - from the weekend warrior who picks up his or her activity level too quickly from their low-level baseline, to the elite athlete whose skills allow them to occasionally do too much. read more

Posted on Jul. 1, 2015

ACL Injuries in Athletes

ACL injuries or anterior cruciate ligament tears have historically been one of the most feared and most common injuries to the athlete's knee. read more

Posted on Jun. 1, 2015


One of the current hot topics in sports medicine is athletes sustaining a concussion. While most people associate a concussion with football, they are, unfortunately, also common in baseball. read more

Posted on May. 1, 2015

One-on-one attention.
World-class treatment.

Welcome to Mitros Orthopaedics.

The pages of this Web site provide important information about our qualifications, services and philosophy of patient care. We are grateful that you are considering entrusting your care to us and we want you to feel at home asking questions and getting comfortable with our team and your treatment process. In my more than 30 years of orthopaedic practice I've built success not only on technical skill, but also on relationships with patients founded on honest communication and productive collaboration.

Because building relationships is at the core of my practice, Mitros Orthopaedics has always operated as a one-physician office. I believe it is important for my patients to feel that they know me well and that I know them equally well. My small dedicated staff and I are committed to answering every question, returning every phone call and doing everything in our power to make you feel at home and to provide the best possible patient experience. When you call my office, you speak directly with my courteous and knowledgeable staff . But as your doctor, I will take time everyday to personally answer every medical question.

Old school care. Cutting-edge techniques.

We know that our approach to patient care goes against the grain of most modern medical businesses and some may consider it old-fashioned. That care approach, however, is paired with unfailing commitment to keep the technical aspects of your care – our treatment, surgical and rehabilitative techniques – at the very cutting edge of modern orthopaedic practice. Orthopaedic surgery is an ever-changing field. Training with world-class surgeons and mastering innovative techniques thrills me as a scientist, but the real excitement for me as a physician is in bringing these new techniques to the area and putting them to work for my patients. New minimally invasive surgeries and rapid rehabilitation techniques have enabled hundreds of our patients to resume a full and active lifestyle and to achieve remarkable outcomes more quickly and with less discomfort than ever before.


Reconstructive surgery.
Sports medicine.

As I've approached nearly 30 years in practice, I've been able to focus my work in areas in which I feel I have special skills, and foremost among these is reconstruction of the adult hip and knee. Hip and knee replacement is what first attracted me to orthopaedic surgery and my fellowship in the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) allows me to stay at the forefront of this constantly evolving and exciting field. I can confidently say that the new techniques offered in my practice are supported by extensive scientific literature and offer my patients optimal long-term results with a low rate of complications.

Another passion of mine is sports. I am the orthopaedic physician for the South Bend Cubs, Bethel College and I have stood on the Marian High School football sidelines since 1981. I have been treating professional, scholastic, amateur and recreational athletes for nearly 30 years. I'm happy to have been a part of getting many athletes back on the mound, in the huddle, on the slopes and on the fairways performing at high levels, whether they've had to recover from an injury or deal with a chronically disabling arthritic hip or knee.

Treatment is not one size fits all. Surgery, even minimally invasive surgery, is not the best solution for every problem. Medical, not just surgical, alternatives are discussed and considered. We don't rush into a course of treatment. We consider your goals, your abilities, etc. to help you determine which treatments are best for you.

Thanks for visiting.

Again, I'm delighted that you're considering entrusting your orthopaedic care to me. I am passionate about how my office does its work and I'm proud of our results. I promise you that, in the hands of Mitros Orthopaedics, you'll experience first-rate care in a personal environment and I invite you to come in and see if our approach is right for you.

Stephen F. Mitros, M.D.