While many people assume Sports Medicine is the care of just high level athletes, it really is the treatment of any patient with injuries involving a major joint, namely the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle. These injuries can occur from athletic endeavors to military duties, or even simple repetitive household or work activities. That said, a sports medicine patient can vary from a young little league baseball player or gymnast, to a high-level high-school, college, or pro athlete, to even a grandparent that wants to play tennis or enjoy the grandkids.
Each of our Orthopedic Doctors brings unique expertise and training to this emerging field of medicine. In fact our newest orthopedist, Dr. Scott Tucker just completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon.
Areas of focus
At Jefferson Orthopedic Clinic, we prefer to treat injuries with non-invasive procedures, like physical therapy or injections. However, some will require surgery. Here is a list of our most common surgical procedures and treatments.
Rotator cuff repair
AC Joint (Acromio-Clavicular) Injury
Collar Bone Fracture
Knee Cap (Patella) Injury
This pain is caused from overuse — repeating the same motions again and again (like a backhand swing in tennis). It usually requires physical therapy or Cortizone injections, and, in rare cases, surgery.