The word "sports medicine" may conjure up thoughts of professional athletes—or at the very least weekend warriors—seeking treatment for severe injuries sustained on the playing fields or on the bike routes. But we're also an interdisciplinary Orthopedic speciality that treats a wide spectrum of patients with musculoskeletal injuries of the knee, shoulder, and other joints, both athletes and non-athletes, young and old. Road traffic accidents are the most common cause of ligament injuries, often known as sports injuries, in our country.
Technological advancements employed regularly in the Sports Medicine area assist both players and non-athletes. These include arthroscopic procedures for knee ailments such a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery, which uses a mix of fibre optics, small incisions, and small devices instead of more invasive operations. In many circumstances, same-day procedures and the use of local or regional anaesthetic are also options.
- Arthroscopy of the Hip, Knee, and Shoulder
- Cartilage Restoration Procedures: Microfracture, Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation, Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
- Elbow Cartilage Repair
- Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
- Elbow Tendon Repair
- Knee Ligament Reconstruction – ACL Surgery
- Medical Issues of the Endurance Athlete
- Meniscal Transplantation
- Patellofemoral Joint Instability
After the injury or problem has been addressed, the patient and surgeon's primary focus shifts to preventing re-injury. Return to prior levels of activity and sports training and rehabilitation offered by professional therapists following standard protocols established by sports medicine surgeons.
- Twisting injury to knee
- Jump landing injury
- Direct trauma to knee
- Knee dislocation
- Symptoms of Instability following knee injury
- Locking in the knee
- Click sounds in the knee
- Stiffness swelling and restricted range of motion in the knee
- Difficulty in lifting the arm
- Shoulder instability – dislocation
- Difficulty in daily activities
Members of our Sports Medicine team are also involved in educational initiatives, such as presenting information to coaches and athletes at the secondary school, collegiate, and professional levels, and speaking to organisations with related concerns, in addition to providing clinical care to patients.