Athletic injuries don’t just happen to the professionals – they can happen to anyone. Once thought of as a branch of medicine concerned only with repairing athletes’ traumatic injuries, sports medicine is now applying surgical and rehabilitative techniques to a wide range of injuries. More than this, sports medicine has contributed greatly to preventative measures because of the new understanding about the body’s integrated response to all forms of physical activity.
Advanced Orthopaedics is committed to offering our patients the best procedures to ensure rapid and successful recovery. Our expert and personalized surgical approaches to bone and joint problems – many of which are minimally invasive – offer solutions to:
- Knee ligament reconstruction (primary, revision & multi-ligament).
- Hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow arthroscopy
- Cartilage preserving & restoration procedures (including micofracture, osteochordil transfer and Cartrell® implantation)
We have also seen that two age groups are incurring many more injuries than in the past. People 55 and older make up the fastest-growing segment of gym and health club members and more children are playing competitive sports. The number and severity of their injuries have increased and both age groups pose specific problems that require specialized attention.
For children who have repetitive injuries, the problem is more serious because damage to their growth plates at the edge of the bones are soft and still growing. Fractures and other injuries to their bones can lead to lifelong problems. Older adults on the other hand, not only heal slower from fractures but have other complications and degeneration problems such as arthritis. Advanced Orthopaedics has developed comprehensive programs for treatment of both acute and sudden injuries as well as chronic injuries that occur over time.
Once patients have recovered and are ready to return to their normal activities, we provide information that can help them avoid future injury. We also believe it is crucial for us to stay up to date on all advances in sports medicine and we always endeavor to bring that knowledge to our patients. Please see our additional pages on Knees and Shoulders and go to our Links Page for more information.