Sports medicine is a branch of health care that researches and implements medical science in musculoskeletal issues resulting from the strenuous activity of exercise and sport. These include problems with tendons, muscle cramps, sprains or ligament damage, broken bones or fractures and shin splints.
We want to keep you in the game. While our treatment of injuries in athletes is unparalleled, we also focus on the prevention of injuries. Our staff works with athletes and their families to develop an individualized exercise and conditioning program to assist in the prevention of injury.
Injury Care and Management
When an injury does occur, accurate diagnosis is crucial. Using the latest diagnostic techniques and treatment protocols, the sports physician specialists will diagnose the injury and establish a specialized care plan with the athlete designed to return him/her to pre-injury performance as quickly as possible.
Many athletic teams have sports medicine specialists, including onsite physicians, orthopedic surgeons, athletic training staff and physical therapists. Their main goals are to maintain the health and function of the athlete’s body.
Sports Medicine surgeons are trained to correct any issue with the bones or surrounding connective tissue that may have, for whatever reason, become inflamed, severed or otherwise dysfunctional and cannot be dealt with through conservative measures.
Common Sports Injury Procedures
- ACL Surgery
- Meniscus Repair
- MCL Injury
- Rotator Cuff Repair of the shoulder
- Tommy John Surgery of the elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome of the wrist
- Bunion & other Foot Surgery
- Fractures, Sprain & Strain Care
- Tendinitis Treatment
Physical therapists provide general or post-surgery support to re-strengthen muscles, improve flexibility to prevent future problems and improve the overall quality of the musculoskeletal system. Depending on the type of injury the patient has sustained, a physical therapist can determine the quickest and most efficient method in which to return the patient to the playing field.
Longstreet Clinic Orthopedics is proud to offer a variety of experienced and respected sports medicine experts trained to treat each member of the family.
To schedule an appointment with a sports medicine specialist, contact us today or call 678-207-4500.