Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine are two significant branches of medical science that aid in injuries linked to sports or other physical activity-induced trauma, disease and disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system.
At OrthoTLC, formally Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at The Longstreet Clinic, we are proud to treat patients of all ages across Northeast Georgia. We specialize in less invasive surgical techniques as well as treatments for fractures, sprains, strain care, arthritis, tendinitis and many other musculoskeletal injuries.
They are specialty practices that provide diagnosis, treatment, prevention and physical therapy for injuries and infectionsof your body’s skeletal system and associated joints, ligaments and muscles. This complex system involves all parts of the body that allow movement and activity: bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.
Common orthopedic procedures include:
Some injuries may not require surgery and can be treated through rehabilitation or therapy. Should surgery be necessary, our highly qualified orthopedists specialize in a range of surgical procedures and innovative technology, our practices offer total replacement surgeries, arthroscopic procedures and ligament repair.
Orthopedic surgeons diagnose and treat the condition, as well as provide rehabilitative services and preventative care. Orthopedic care not only alleviates emergency trauma but improves the body’s functionality through patient-focused recovery programs designed for family education, pain management and effective rehabilitation.
Closely related, sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with injuries or illnesses directly caused by participation in sports or athletic activities. Sports Medicine focuses on restoring the body’s mobility through injury recovery and future injury prevention. These athletic injuries can be classified into two categories: traumatic or overuse.
Most traumatic injuries are caused during contact sports, while those considered overuse injuries can occur as a result of any type of sport or physical fitness. Overuse injuries progress with constant wear and tear of certain body parts. For example, tennis elbow or runner’s knee develop from repetitive stress placed on the elbow and knee.
Common Sports Medicine type injuries include:
Sports medicine presents the opportunity to not only heal the injuries, but also provides care to prevent potential injury. Sports Medicine researches the most likely causes of athletic injuries and identifies methods to help athletes avoid future trauma.
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