Sports medicine is a relatively new subspecialty area of orthopedic medicine. It began by focusing on Olympians and other professional athletes who needed an expert physician on the sideline in case of an injury. Over time, it has evolved into serving the broader population of athletes, including high school, collegiate, and adult athletes. People who are physically active in exercise or fitness programs may also benefit from seeing a sports medicine specialist.
Lone Star Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists has several sports medicine doctors on staff, including Dr. Von Evans and Dr. John Thomas. These doctors are experienced with injuries of all kinds, and they know how an injury can impact your ability to work out and perform. They also have a deep understanding of athletic training and can provide care meeting your unique needs as an athlete.
Injured athletes require prompt attention and effective solutions that yield results quickly. Reducing the recovery period is essential, but not without sacrificing safety.
Conditions and Treatments
- ACL injuries
- Ankle instability
- Anterior knee pain
- Cartilage tears
- Frozen shoulder
- Golfer’s elbow
- Little league syndrome (pitcher’s elbow)
- Meniscus injuries
- Overuse injuries (tendinitis)
- Patellar tendon tear
- Patellofemoral (kneecap) instability
- PCL injuries
- Rotator cuff tear
- Shoulder impingement
- Shoulder instability
- Sprains and strains
- Tennis elbow
- Many more
Treatment may include a combination of therapeutic injections, physical therapy, and, if necessary, surgery. Partial tears can usually heal without surgery, and we offer advanced pain management techniques such as PRP therapy to speed up the recovery process. For injuries requiring surgery, arthroscopy is usually appropriate. This minimizes scar tissue, bleeding, pain, and most importantly, downtime.
Why Choose Us?
At Lone Star Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists, Dr. Evans and Dr. Thomas are board-certified sports medicine specialists with additional fellowship training. You will work one-on-one with a sports medicine specialist to identify and correct your problem as quickly and safely as possible. We also emphasize patient education, so you can learn ways to prevent a repeat injury.
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