Sports medicine, also known as sport and exercise medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is a surgical tissue graft replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament, located in the knee, to restore its function after an injury
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
All reconstructive procedures for the PCL require a graft. A common technique involves grafting the torn PCL with segments of the hamstring tendons. If the surgery involves the reconstruction of multiple ligaments at once, different graft materials may be used
- Arthroscopy of knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, wrist, or hip
Arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat of conditions affecting joints. An arthroscopic procedure may be used to diagnose and assist in the treatment of the following conditions:
- Inflammation in the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle.
- Injuries, such as shoulder rotator cuff tendon tears or impingement syndrome (pinching of tendons in the shoulder caused by the excessive squeezing or rubbing of the rotator cuff and shoulder blade)
- Cartilage damage, such as tears, injury, or wear
- Ligament tears with instability in the knee
- Tendon damage
- Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist
- Loose bone and/or cartilage, particularly in the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, wrist, or hip.
- Biceps Tenodesis Surgery
Biceps tenodesis describes the surgical procedure that is usually performed for the treatment of biceps tendonitis of the shoulder. The biceps tendon passes through the shoulder joint and attaches to the labrum. When this attachment is torn, it is a so-called SLAP tear of the shoulder.
- Cartilage Restoration
Cartilage Restoration is a procedure where a patient’s knee is resurfaced, realigned and stabilized thereby avoiding a joint replacement. Cartilage restoration is especially effective in patients who are under 50 and active.
- Labral Repair (shoulder & hip)
The labrum is a piece of fibrocartilage (rubbery tissue) attached to the rim of both the shoulder & hip socket that helps keep the ball of the joint in place. When this cartilage is torn, it is called a labral tear. Labral tears may result from injury, or sometimes as part of the aging process.
- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet rich plasma, commonly referred to as “PRP“, is human blood that is spun down and separated producing a concentration of platelets above normal values. Platelets are the clotting cells of our blood, but they also have great potential in enhancing healing of muscle, tendon, and ligaments.
- Rotator Cuff Repair
Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff most often involves re-attaching the tendon to the head of humerus (upper arm bone). A partial tear, however, may need only a trimming or smoothing procedure called a debridement. A complete tear is repaired by stitching the tendon back to its original site on the humerus.
- Shoulder Instability Surgery
Shoulder instability occurs when the head of the upper arm bone is forced out of the shoulder socket. Once a shoulder has dislocated, it is vulnerable to repeat episodes. When the shoulder slips out of place repeatedly, it is called chronic shoulder instability.T here are several types of shoulder operations that stabilize the shoulder. The surgery may be done using an arthroscope or through an incision made in your skin depending on the type of injury you have and the type of surgery needed.
- Tendon Repair
Tendon repair is surgery done to treat a torn or otherwise damaged tendon. Tendons are the soft, band-like tissues that connect muscles to bone. When the muscles contract, the tendons pull the bones and cause the joints to move. When tendon damage occurs, movement may be seriously limited.