Sports Injury Surgical Treatment Options
Athletes of all skill levels, backgrounds, and ages are likely to be sidelined by pain at some point. While high-contact sports like football and running can promote your sense of personal accomplishment, they can also take a toll on your body and well-being.
The Resurgens Sports Medicine Center specializes in surgical procedures for all types of sports injuries. Since all injuries are different, we carefully evaluate and diagnose your injury before recommending a treatment plan, which can range from minimally-invasive procedures to inpatient surgery.
No matter where you are in your life journey, you are at risk of experiencing a sports injury. Make an appointment today with a Resurgens sports medicine specialist to learn more about your treatment options, and get back in the game.
Types of Sports Medicine Surgical Procedures
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. It's capable of many different types of movement and has a total range of motion of 70 to 90 degrees. The kinds of movements necessary for an athlete - such as repetitive overhead movements or hard impacts - can put your shoulder at risk of serious injury.
Below, we've included links to common procedures for treating shoulder sports injuries. Take some time to evaluate them and learn about your treatment options. You can also visit our shoulder surgical procedures page to view a complete list of all the surgical options we offer.
- Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Separation Repair
- Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
- Arthroscopic Capsular Plication
- Arthroscopic Capsular Release
- Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
- Biceps Tenodesis
- Diagnostic Arthroscopy (Shoulder)
- Distal Clavicle Excision (Resection, Arthroscopic Technique)
- Glenohumeral Debridement
- HemiCap® Resurfacing
- Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair
- ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture
- Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
- Rotator Cuff Repair (Mini-Open, Supraspinatus Tendon-to-Bone Insertion)
- Shoulder Impingement Surgery
- Shoulder Resurfacing
- SLAP Repair
- Total Shoulder Replacement
Many of the motions necessary to participate in sports, such as overhead motions or repetitive motions, can cause damage to vulnerable areas like the elbow over time. For example, golf and tennis players are at risk of elbow injury due to repetitive stress on the medial elbow soft tissues.
Careful evaluation is necessary before diagnosing and treating your elbow condition. Below we've provided links to videos that explain some of the most common surgical procedures offered by Resurgens to treat elbow sports injuries. You can also visit our elbow surgical procedures page to view a complete list of all the surgical options we offer.
Hip inflammation and injury are common in athletes. While healthy hips are normally protected from direct trauma by a network of muscles from the thighs, buttocks, and lower back, injury can occur from chronic overuse of the joint. Chronic overuse of the joint is common in cyclists, runners, baseball players, and golfers.
High contact performance athletes - especially those at the college or professional level - are at a significant risk of developing hip injuries. These injuries can cause debilitating pain, loss of hip function, and premature ending to an athletic career.
To learn more about the most common surgical procedure offered by Resurgens to treat hip sports injuries, follow the link below to view an informative video. You can also visit our hip procedures page to view a complete list of all the hip treatment options we offer.
Repetitive impact and collision in sports like football and soccer can result in damage to ligaments and cartilage in the knee. The most common ligament injuries in the knee involve a tear or sprain to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or medial collateral ligament (MCL).
The knee has a lot of vital components, including bones like the femur, tibia, and patella as well as muscles and ligaments. Each part of the knee anatomy must function properly for the knee to work.
Below, we've included links to videos describing the most common procedures for treating knee sports injuries. Take some time to evaluate them and learn about your treatment options. You can also visit our knee surgical procedures page to view a complete list of all the surgical options we offer.
- ACL Reconstruction (Patellar Tendon Graft Technique)
- ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring
- Arthroscopic Chondroplasty
- Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation
- Cartilage Repair
- Cartilage Repair (Biologic Patch with Chondrocyte Transplantation)
- High Tibial Osteotomy
- Joint Arthroscopy
- Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication
- Loose Body Removal (Knee)
- Meniscal Transplant
- Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique)
- Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect
- OATS Cartilage Repair Surgery
- Partial Meniscectomy
- Patellofemoral Replacement
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
- Tibial Osteotomy with Closed Wedge
- Tibial Osteotomy with Open Wedge
- Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
Foot and Ankle Procedures
The foot and ankle are some of the most delicate bones in your body. Their complex construction allows for a wide range of movements, from incremental ballet steps to running long distances.
Athletes involved in sports that require jumping and running - like running, soccer, football, baseball, and dancing - are typically at a higher risk of foot and ankle injury. That's because these movements place considerable demands on the feet.
Below you'll find links to videos describing some of the common surgical procedures we offer for foot and ankle sports injuries injuries. You can also visit our foot and ankle surgical procedures page to view a complete list of all the surgical options we offer.
- Achilles Tendon Lengthening
- ZipTight™ Fixation for Ankle Syndesmosis
- Ankle Fracture Surgery
- Ankle Fusion, Transfibular
- Arthroscopic Articular Cartilage Repair (Ankle)
- Arthroscopy of the Ankle
- Calcaneal Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
- Calcaneal Sliding Osteotomy (with Lateral Plate Fixation)
- Calcaneal Tongue-Type Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
- Cotton Osteotomy (Medial Cuneiform Opening Wedge Osteotomy)
- Debridement of the Achilles Tendon
- DuVries Arthroplasty
- Fixation for LisFranc Injury
- Gastrocnemius Recession (Endoscopic Approach)
- Gastrocnemius Recession (Intramuscular Approach)
- Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)
- Jones Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
- Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
- LisFranc Ligament Repair (Suture Button Technique)
- Medial Calcaneal Sliding Osteotomy
- Metatarsal Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
- Plantar Fascia Release (Open Technique)
- Radiofrequency Treatment for Achilles Tendinosis (TOPAZ® Coblation®)
- Radiofrequency Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis (TOPAZ® Coblation®)
- Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture
- Talar Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
- Tarsal Tunnel Decompression
- Tendon Repair (Augmentation with Collagen Graft)
- Tendon Transfer (FHL to Achilles)
- Tendon Transfer for Hammertoe (FDL tendon transfer)
- Tibiotalocalcaneal Fusion (with Intramedullary Rod)
- TightRope™ Fixation for Ankle Syndesmosis
- Triple Arthrodesis
- Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture
- Tendon Repair (Augmentation w/Collagen Graft)
- Tendon Transfer (FHL to Achilles)
- Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction
- Arthroscopic articular cartilage repair (ankle)
Not All Sports Injuries Require Surgery
No two sports injuries are exactly alike, and no two treatment plans are the same. Many less severe sports injuries, like inflammation and sprains, do not require surgery at all.