Silicon Valley Orthopaedics
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons located in Fremont, CA, Los Gatos, CA & Menlo Park, CA
Physical training and regular exercise are good for your body, but they also put you at greater risk of injury. Sports medicine provides specialized care for active people to heal and prevent injuries. At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, Nic Gay, MD, Masi Reynolds, MD, and George Thabit III, MD, have advanced training in sports medicine. Schedule an appointment by calling the office in Fremont, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, or Foster City, California, or booking online today.
Sports Medicine Q & A
What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine is an area of health care that focuses on treating and preventing injuries in active individuals. The Silicon Valley Orthopaedics team includes orthopaedic physicians with advanced training in sports medicine.
These physicians have a deep understanding of the musculoskeletal system and create treatment plans that help you get back to your active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.
Who benefits from sports medicine?
Sports medicine benefits anyone who engages in physical activity, including athletes and regular gym-goers. If you have an injury from a sports-related activity, the team at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics can provide the care you need.
They treat many musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, including:
- Tendon tears
- Post-traumatic arthritis
- Meniscus tears
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
- Fractures and dislocations
- Sprains and strains
- Joint instability
- Complex shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, or ankle injuries
- Nerve entrapment
The team at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics also provides sports medicine care for those trying to add more activity to their life. They guide you through proper training, technique, and lifestyle modifications that prevent injuries and set you on the road to wellness.
What can I expect during sports medicine care?
At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, the sports medicine experts take a team approach to care. In addition to your orthopaedic and sports medicine physicians, the team also includes rehabilitation specialists, nurse practitioners, and radiologists.
During your initial visit, your provider asks detailed questions about your concerns, injuries, physical activity, and daily routine. They perform a physical exam and run X-rays or MRIs to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. X-rays and MRIs are done onsite.
Once the team understands your needs, they devise a treatment plan that supports your goals.
What are sports medicine treatments?
Silicon Valley Orthopaedics offers a wide range of treatment for sports medicine. The specifics of your plan depend on your injury and your usual level of activity and may include:
- Activity modification
- Assistive devices
- Bracing or splinting
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Hyaluronic acid injections to reduce joint friction
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Musculoskeletal ozone treatments to reduce inflammation and pain
- Abrasion arthroplasty to reshape cartilage and reform joints
When necessary, the team performs advanced arthroscopy for cartilage restoration, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, and many other procedures to repair your injury.
At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, the team takes a whole-body approach to sports medicine, focusing on healing, prevention, and education. Call the office or schedule your sports medicine appointment online today.
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