Several of our orthopedic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries sustained while playing sports. Whether you are injured while playing competitively on a sports team or you have experienced some pain while playing recreational tennis, our orthopedic surgeons can help you. Several of the doctors have experience caring for such notable teams as the New York Jets, New York Islanders, LA Dodgers and LA Lakers. They work with athletic coaches at local high schools and colleges to prevent and treat injuries. Common sports medicine problems include fractures, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder tears, knee tears, muscle strains and sprains, overuse injuries and cases of tendonitis. Many conditions improve with anti-inflammatory medicine, immobilizing and physical therapy. When surgery is deemed necessary, arthroscopic surgery is most often the choice, allowing the patient to return home on the same day.
Off The Sidelines
Thirteen-year-old Tom Aitken hyper-extended his knee while playing Pop Warner football. Read how sports medicine and following the doctor’s orders expedited his recovery and re-entry back into a full and active life.