Sports injuries can happen to the best of us, whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or simply a regular exerciser. Some injuries result from accidents. Others may be due to inadequate training, conditioning, or warm-ups; improper equipment; or insufficient stretching.
Although virtually any part of your body can be injured during sports or exercise, typically the muscles, bones, ligaments, and other connective tissue are involved. Fortunately, most sports injuries can be treated effectively, and patients can return to a personally satisfying level of physical activity after they heal. Even better, many sports injuries can be prevented in the first place, with proper precautions.
Trust the experienced orthopedic doctors and medical professionals at South Florida Orthopedic Group (formerly Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence) to provide comprehensive surgical and nonsurgical care of your sports injury. Since 1990, our compassionate staff has helped thousands of people recover from sports injuries and get back in the game. Whether you are a competitive athlete or just someone who likes to be active, we can expertly diagnose and treat the injury preventing you from enjoying the activities you love.
The sports medicine specialists at South Florida Orthopedic Group in Fort Lauderdale and Margate focus on sports-related injuries, injury management, and rehabilitation. We treat a variety of common sports injuries, such as:
Common Sports Injuries
- Meniscus (knee cartilage) tears
- ACL, MCL, and PCL tears and repairs (knee tendons)
- Shoulder impingement syndrome
- Rotator cuff tears and repairs using arthroscopy
- Clavicle fractures
- Shoulder Instability
- Strains and sprains
- Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and pitcher’s elbow
- Hamstring injuries
- Shin splints
- Achilles tendonitis and Achilles tendon tears
- Joint dislocations
Treatment of your sports injury will depend on your needs, health, and personal preferences. Depending on your diagnosis, many nonsurgical treatment options may be your best option for pain relief, including:
- Cortisone injections
- Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections
- Trigger point injections
- Cartilage replacement procedures
- Cooled radiofrequency ablation (COOLIEF) for chronic joint pain
Our goal is to help you get back to your activities, at your competitive best, as quickly as possible. In addition to treating sports injuries, our sports medicine team can offer ways to help you improve your performance and prevent future injuries.
Sports Medicine Physicians in Ft. Lauderdale & Margate, FL
For expert sports medicine care with a personal touch, contact South Florida Orthopedic Group, formerly known as Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence. You can reach South Florida Orthopedic Group in Ft. Lauderdale at (954) 771-8177 or in Margate, Florida, at (954) 580-4080. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
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