Sports Medicine physicians treat bone, joint, ligament, and tendon disorders associated with athletic activity. Athletic injuries and conditions can be particularly challenging because they interfere with recreational, scholastic, or professional athletics. Furthermore, time lost from training due to an injury can compromise the athlete’s conditioning so accelerated rehabilitation is essential. Sports Medicine treatment protocols and surgical techniques have been developed with an eye towards this accelerated rehabilitation.
Many of the disorders that affect athletes can also affect non-athletes – torn knee cartilage, tendinitis, and sprains and strains happen with regular activity. Surgical techniques and treatment protocols developed to treat these injuries and conditions in athletes are applied to non-athletes as well with the goal of resuming normal activity and work as soon as safely possible.
Several of our Sports Medicine physicians provide Sports Medicine services to local high school and club sports teams, and have provided Sports Medicine services to professional sports teams.