Sports 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 are the team physicians for the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. We also have served as team physicians for the Washington Nationals baseball club and the Washington Freedom Women's professional soccer team, in addition to providing consultations to numerous NFL, MLB and PGA players. Each athlete, regardless of age or activity level, receives our highest level of personal attention and exceptional care.
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
- 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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