At PCI orthopedics, we combine advanced surgical techniques, evidence-based therapies, and personalized rehabilitation programs to help you recover from injuries and achieve your performance goals.
Sports medicine is a specialized branch of orthopedic medicine that focuses on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries related to sports and physical activity. Whether you're a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or fitness enthusiast, our sports medicine professionals are here to help you recover from injuries, manage chronic conditions and improve your overall performance.
Orthopedic sports medicine encompasses a wide range of procedures designed to address injuries and conditions affection the musculoskeletal system. Common procedures performed by doctors in the field include:
- Treatment for sprains and strains: While most sprains and strains can be treated with a combination of rest, ice/heat and compression, some severe cases may require additional treatment and physical therapy. A PCI orthopedic surgeon can provide the most accurate diagnosis and treatment program.
- Treatment for joint dislocation: Joint dislocations are normally treated by reducing the dislocation (putting the joint back into its normal position) and providing supportive care to aid in the healing process. In some cases, surgical intervention may be required, especially if there are associated fractures, severe ligament or tendon injuries, or recurrent dislocations. Surgical procedures may involve repairing damaged structures, reconstructing ligaments, or stabilizing the joint using internal fixation devices.
- Tendon Repair: Tendons are frequently strained, torn or ruptured due to the demands of sporting activities. Surgeons repair damaged tendons through various techniques, including suturing, grafting, or even minimally-invasive procedures such as percutaneous tenotomy or tenodesis.
- Fracture Repair: Sports-related fractures, such as stress fractures or fractures resulting from trauma, require specialized treatment. Orthopedic surgeons may utilize techniques such as casting, splinting, or surgical fixation with plates, screws, or rods, to promote proper healing.
- Ligament Reconstruction: Ligament injuries, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, frequently occur in sports. Surgeons can repair or reconstruct damaged ligaments using various techniques.
- Arthroscopic Surgery: Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows orthopedic surgeons to diagnose and treat joint-related injuries. With the help of a small camera called an arthroscope, surgeons can visualize the inside of the joint and perform procedures such as repairing ligaments, removing damaged cartilage, or smoothing out bone surfaces.
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation: These programs may include physical therapy, exercise prescription, manual therapy, and other modalities to promote healing, restore function, and prevent further injuries. PCI's Physical and Hand Therapy is powered by Rock Valley.
It's important to note that the specific procedures recommended will vary depending on the patient's condition, severity of the injury, and individual needs. Orthopedic sports medicine specialists work closely with patients to develop personalized treatment plans to address their unique circumstances.