The field of sports medicine involves the treatment of acute and chronic athletic injuries, which can range from chronic tendonitis and muscle strains to complete ligamentous disruption of a joint leading to dislocation. Sports orthopedic surgery
involves the surgical management of these conditions. The diagnosis is typically made through a combination of history taking, physical examination, and advanced imaging (MRI, ultrasound) when necessary. Recovery is often aided by the use
of physical and occupational therapy and the use of novel technologies including advanced rehabilitative protocols such as blood flow restriction therapy. Our sports medicine practice always begins with the patient in mind. We aim to understand you
and your situation before beginning any treatment. This means starting off with a comprehensive physical examination, relying on advanced imaging technology to ensure an accurate diagnosis.
Athletic injuries can vary widely. Some, but certainly not all, of the injuries we treat include ACL tears, meniscus tears, and rotator cuff tears. Whatever your particular injury, we focus on understanding your problem and developing a customized treatment
plan to attack it. The goals are to relieve your pain, restore you to full strength, and complete the treatment process with the lowest possible risk. Our staff at Alamo wields decades of experience treating a wide variety of sports related injuries.
We have helped countless patients recover from even the most serious injuries and get back to playing the sports they love.
Want more information on Sports Medicine? We have some great resources for you:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
- Meniscus Tears
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Knee Injuries
- Compartment Syndrome
- Dislocated Shoulders
- Sprains, Strains and Other Soft-Tissue Injuries
- High School Sports Injuries
Whether you have suffered a sports injury or you want to get rid of back pain, our orthopedic specialists offer advanced, coordinated care for
all bone- and muscles-related disorders.
Our sports medicine specialists typically treat injuries like muscle strains, tendonitis, fractures and dislocations that can arise from overuse or poor conditioning. Restoring range of motion, strength and function are the focus when it comes to helping
these patients resume their athletic activities.
Fast recovery from injuries with our sports medicine program, including:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears
- Knee Cartilage Injuries
- Meniscal Tears
- Nerve compression injuries
- Patellar Tendonitis
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) injuries
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Separation
- Sprains and Strains
- Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis
Some surgical treatments include:
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
Graft replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament, located in the knee, to restore its function after an injury. The torn ligament can either be removed from the knee, or preserved before reconstruction an arthroscopic procedure.
Arthroscopy of Knees
Surgical procedure in which a small camera is used to examine tissues inside the knee joint.
Biceps Tenodesis Surgery
Surgeons create an opening in the humerus — through different methods based on the specific case — stitch a rolled up end of the bicep into place.
A procedure where a patient’s knee is resurfaced, realigned and stabilized thereby avoiding a joint replacement.
Fracture Repair (surgical and non surgical)
Immobilization of the bones through casting to allow them to heal and repair themselves. Open reduction, and internal fixation- this involves a surgery to repair the fracture-frequently, metal rods, screws or plates are used to repair the bone, and remain
in place, under the skin, after the surgery.
Labral Repair Surgery
A procedure used to reverse damage to the labrum, or cartilage, in the shoulder.
Rotator Cuff Repair
Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff most often involves re-attaching the tendon to the head of humerus (upper arm bone).
Often used to treat a frozen or dislocated shoulder, rotator cuff injuries, or a fracture of the shoulder blade (scapula).
One or more small incisions in the skin over the damaged tendon, wherein the torn ends of the tendons are sewn together. The area is then immobilized in splint or cast to allow the tendon to heal.