Sports medicine is a multidisciplinary field involving physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other health care professionals trained in diagnosis, treatment, research, education, and prevention of athletic injuries. This team of professional’s works together to apply medical and scientific knowledge to prevent, recognize, manage, and rehabilitate injuries related to sport, exercise, or recreational activity. They enable the weekend warrior to the competitive athlete to safely return to his or her sport as soon as possible after an injury or medical problem. Orthopedics is the branch of surgery concerned with disorders and injuries of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Examples of conditions treated by a sports medicine specialist are:
- Muscle strain
- Bone fracture
- Joint or ligament strain/ tears
- Joint dislocation
- MCL/ACL knee injuries
If you have experienced a sports related injury, you should consult with an orthopaedic surgeon to determine the severity of the problem.
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