Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. There are two kinds of sports injuries: acute and chronic. An injury that occurs suddenly, such as a sprained ankle caused by an awkward landing, is known as an acute injury.

Chronic injuries are caused by repeated overuse of muscle groups or joints. Poor technique and structural abnormalities can also contribute to the development of chronic injuries. Medical investigation of any sports injury is important, because you may be hurt more severely than you think. For example, what seems like an ankle sprain may actually be a bone fracture.

ACL Reconstruction

The major ligament in the center of the knee, your ACL only gets noticed when it’s torn. Most commonly caused by a noncontact twisting injury, it is usually is associated with sudden pain, swelling, and often heard or felt as a “pop”. An ACL tear can cause a wobble when turning, buckling, collapsing, and a knee that’s just not there for you when you need stability. These are the symptoms of an ACL tear. An outpatient procedure can restore stability and get you back on the road towards return to sport.

Cartilage Restoration

Patients who have cartilage damage in their knees often experience pain and swelling and are unable to engage in sports and other activities they enjoy. When cartilage damage occurs, you no longer have a smooth relationship between the bones in the joint. Cartilage restoration bridges the gap between symptom relief and joint replacement surgery.

Rotator Cuff Repair

The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that connect the upper arm bone, the humerus, to the shoulder blade. Their function is to stabilize the shoulder and help to lift and rotate the arm. When a rotator cuff tear occurs those arm movements are limited and/or significant pain may be associated with shoulder motion. Rotator cuff repair can be reproducibly performed through minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques with high patient satisfaction and return to activity.

Shoulder Replacements

Shoulder joint replacement refers to a surgical procedure during which the damaged components of the shoulder’s ball and socket joint are removed and then replaced with prosthetic devices. It is beneficial for individuals who have been debilitated by degenerative joint disease, other forms of arthritis, or have sustained certain severe shoulder fractures. Shoulder joint replacement may be recommended in situations where conservative non-surgical therapy or other procedures have not provided relief from significant shoulder pain, stiffness, and loss of motion.

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy allows doctors to diagnose and/or treat many joint problems utilizing a minimally invasive surgical method. In this procedure a tiny camera, called an arthroscope, is introduced into the joint through a small incision. The video captured by the arthroscope is projected onto a viewing screen enabling the surgeon to see all of the structures in the joint in great detail. At the same time miniaturized surgical instruments to perform tasks associated with the diagnosis and repair of the joint are inserted through other incisions.

Specific Procedures

Cartilage Restoration
  • Chondroplasty
  • Microfracture (Biocartilage)
  • De Novo
  • Matrix Associated Chondrocyte Implantation (MACI)
  • Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation (OAT)
  • Ostechondral Allograft Transplantation (OCA)
  • Limb Realignment (Osteotomy)
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery (Meniscus Repair, Meniscus Debridement)
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) Knee Reconstruction
  • Patella (Knee Cap) Instability
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Superior Capsule Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder Instability Surgery
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Labral Repair and Reconstruction
  • Capsular Repair and Stabilization
  • Hamstring Repair
  • Distal Biceps Repair/Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Achilles’ Tendon Repair
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair/ Reconstruction
  • Patellar Tendon Repair/Reconstruction
  • Pectoralis Tendon Repair