Sports Medicine from an orthopaedist’s perspective can best be described as the medical management of musculoskeletal injury allowing the patient/athlete to return to a full level of activity as quickly and safely as possible. Our orthopaedists treat athletes from the high school and recreational levels to the inter-collegiate and professional levels. Treatment usually combines initial modification of activity, medications, physical therapy, and occasionally surgical intervention. Within this subspecialty we emphasize the safe, rapid progression of activity with a goal of complete recovery and full return to sport.
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Injuries managed within this field involve both traumatic and overuse injuries that many times are sport-specific. The most common injuries managed within this field involve the knee or shoulder, yet injuries to the elbow, ankle, and hip are not uncommon. Surgical intervention usually involves an arthroscopic approach depending on the condition. Aggressive rehabilitation protocols post-operatively are intended for an expeditious return to the athlete’s activity.
We solve any challenge you may face with an innovative and effective treatment plan. Our state-of-the-art treatments include:
- ACL and PCL reconstructions
- Osteotomy and knee realignment procedures
- Arthroscopic meniscus repair and transplantation
- Cartilage restoration surgery
- Total knee replacement
MedStar Georgetown also offers numerous programs and services for those athletes or active individuals looking to enhance their performance, skills, and abilities, including:
- Golf Performance Enhancement
- Personal Training
- Return-to-Play Program
- Running Injury Clinic
- Soccer Performance Enhancement
- Throwing Clinic
- Video Gait Analysis