Sports medicine is a unique approach to the care of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions that occur not only in athletes, but also normal, active people. Anyone with an injury or condition that limits his or her activity level can benefit from a sports medicine approach, whether you’re a college athlete, weekend warrior or relatively sedentary person wishing to improve function.
Principles of sports medicine
One of the main goals of sports medicine is to put off major orthopedic surgery (such as joint replacement) as long as possible or even remove the need altogether through advanced musculoskeletal care, including physical therapy, minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and access to timely care. We pride ourselves on offering you excellence in diagnosing and treating a full range of injuries and limitations.
Seeing your doctor and beginning an exercise program can help you prevent injuries from occurring.
Special sports medicine procedures
In an effort to put off or eliminate the need for orthopedic surgery, CHI Franciscan Health’s sports medicine physicians are experts in the field of minimally invasive arthroscopy. Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure where a small incision is made near the site of the injury and a small scope is used to make repairs. With smaller incisions and advanced surgical procedures, arthroscopy patients get active sooner and with less pain.
Take the first step
Schedule an appointment with a CHI Franciscan specialist. Find an orthopedic physician near you or attend a free health talk to meet a doctor on our team and have your questions answered.