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Sports Medicine

sports_copySports Medicine represents the care of injuries and conditions related to athletic activities on every level.  Sports medicine specialists are specially trained physicians who treat these injuries to minimize pain and functional limitation while establishing a plan to return to optimal function as quickly as possible.

At Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, our sports medicine specialists have a unique level of expertise, comfort, and experience with injured athletes that has come from providing care for the area’s professional athletes for over two decades.

We have served the Washington area as team physicians for over 40 years, including the NHL Washington Capitals, the WNBA Wizards, WNBA Mystics, MLB Washington National Baseball club, women's professional soccer league Washington Freedom, Olympic white water kayaking, basketball and hockey teams, and the Georgetown University Hoyas. We continue to provide consultations to numerous high school, college and professional athletes.

Sports Medicine Evaluation

If you have a sports-related injury or condition, our specialists will thoroughly evaluate your history, physical exam, and diagnostic imaging studies to help you understand the best possible treatment.   This evaluation will probably include:

  • Clinical history and physical exam
  • X-rays
  • Other diagnostic imaging tests, such as MRI, CT Scan, Ultrasound

Sports Medicine Treatment

After the evaluation, your doctor will help you understand your condition and what treatment options are available to you.  Our practice philosophy focuses on creating individualized treatment plans for each patient to best achieve their goals. Surgical treatment may be necessary, but numerous alternatives are frequently available from physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications to bracing and a period of activity modification.  We work hard to exhaust all non-operative means of treatment before recommending operative management and base these decisions on the best available medical science and technology.

Sports Medicine Surgery

At WOSM, our sports medicine specialists have a combined 75 years of experience in treating sports medicine injuries.  Surgery may commonly be recommended for treatment of significant or severe injuries like ligament or cartilage tears, fractures, or dislocations.  Helping patients understand the rationale behind why a procedure is necessary empowers them to make the best decision for their care.

Some common surgical procedures our doctors provide include:

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Partial & Total Knee & Shoulder Replacement
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction

Please call us for an appointment at 202-787-5601.

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Marc D.
Connell, MD
About Dr. Connell
Marc D. Connell, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement.
Richard M.
Grossman, MD
About Dr. Grossman
Dr. Grossman specializes in arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder, fracture care, total joint replacement of the hip and knee, and sprains and strains.
Jonas R.
Rudzki, MD
About Dr. Rudzki
Dr. Jonas R. Rudzki is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, with a concentration on conditions and injuries of the shoulder, knee, and elbow.
Benjamin S.
Shaffer, MD
About Dr. Shaffer
Dr. Benjamin S. Shaffer, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, with particular expertise in problems of the shoulder, elbow and knee.


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