Sports Injury Surgery
injury surgery is the last and final treatment option for some sports
injuries. There are many injuries that ultimately require surgery for a
full recovery. ACL reconstructions, shoulder labral tears, and meniscus
tears are just a few sports injuries that may require surgical
road to sports injury surgery is
often long. You may undergo several weeks, or months, of
conservative rehabilitation before the decision to have
treatment involves early acute care like R.I.C.E
, range of motion, and
strengthening. Once the initial trauma of the injury has passed,
conservative treatment works to restore normal function.
ultimate goal of course is to avoid surgery if possible. Unfortunately,
depending on the severity of your injury and the structures involved,
you may have to have surgery to get back to normal.
injuries, like ACL tears
are treated with surgery exclusively. There may be several weeks of
conservative care to reduce swelling and improve range of motion, but
to get back to normal, you have to have your ligament reconstructed.
matter what type of surgery you may be having, you have
lots of questions. Use the links below to find out more about different
types of surgery, and to help prepare yourself for the
Sports Injury Surgery InformationArthroscopic
vs. Open Procedures
What are the differences between
arthroscopic and open procedures, and how do you know which one you
surgery is very common with sports injuries. Learn more about specific
knee surgeries like ACL reconstructions, meniscus surgery, and more.Knee
arthroscopy is considered a minor knee surgery, and can be used to
treat many conditions within the joint. It is minimally invasive, and
the rehabilitation time varies depending on what was actually done
inside the knee.
Meniscectomy, or removal of a torn
meniscus. Learn more about this very common arthroscopic procedure.Meniscus
Meniscus repair involves using
sutures or tacks to repair the meniscus. Learn more about this knee
This procedure is used to treat patella
femoral problems and is common arthroscopic surgery for sports injuries.
reconstruction is considered a major knee surgery. It involves
reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, and extensive
a Physician For Your ACL Surgery Shoulder Surgery
orthopedists are created equal. Do you know what to look for in a good
surgeon for your ACL surgery?ACLR:
for Your Physician
orthopedic surgeion is the best person to answer your questions about
ACL surgery. Here is a list of questions to get you started...Graft
Learn about the benefits and
drawbacks of this graft type, and how it plays into the reconstruction
the hamstring tendon graft a good choice for you? Read more about this
tissue type, why it is used, and how it affects your rehab.Pre
A good start to pre-surgical ACL
exercises to help you prepare for surgery.
to Expect From ACL Surgery
much does it hurt? What will my knee feel like? What on earth is all of
this yellow stuff? The
first week after surgery is important to get yourself started out on
the right foot. Learn how to maximize your recovery.Regaining
Range of Motion
Regaining motion after surgery is
very important. Here are a few ways you can work to improve your motion.
Strength (Coming Soon)
Gait (Coming Soon)
long will you be on crutches? How long do you have to wear a brace?
When can you run again? Read through my ACL timeline and learn more
about what lies ahead.ACL Surgery Stories
you have had an ACL reconstruction, or are getting ready for this
surgery, I want to hear your story. Whether you have questions you want
answered, or just want to share your experience, this is the place for
repairs, SLAP Repair, bankart
reconstructions. Learn more about these types of shoulder surgeries.
Learn more about this type of shoulder
surgery used to treat many different shoulder injuries.Subacromial
This arthroscopic procedure is used to
treat impingement syndrome.Rotator
Arthroscopic or open procedure used to
repair a torn rotator cuff.Labral
This procedure repairs the labram, or
cartilage, of the
shoulder and can be performed arthroscopically or open.