Visit a Sports Medicine Doctor at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic’s Reno, NV, Office
You can be treated by an experienced sports medicine doctor when you visit Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic’s Reno, Nevada, office. We have a multi-disciplinary team of knowledgeable professionals, some of whom specifically focus on sports medicine. In fact, some members of our team have even served as physicians for the U.S. Ski Team, a position reserved for those who have noteworthy experience with athletics and who regularly participate in relevant training courses.
The professionals at our Reno, NV, office have the knowledge and experience necessary to treat a variety of sports injuries, including the following:
- ACL tears
- Baseball finger
- Frozen shoulder
- MCL tears
- Rotator cuff tears
- Runner’s knee
- Tennis elbow
- UCL tears
Our Approach to Sports Injury Treatment
At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we take a patient-centered approach to care. Each sports medicine doctor on our team generally recommends that a patient attempt a course of conservative treatment before turning to surgery. In many cases, this may involve treatments such as pain medication, corticosteroid injections, heat/cold therapy, physical therapy, exercise, stretching, and rest.
We recognize that more severe cases sometimes require surgery, however, and our team includes surgeons who are qualified to assist you with whatever further treatment you may need. Plus, the fact that we have surgeons in-house means that you won’t have to waste time visiting multiple providers during what is already sure to be a stressful time.
Here are just a few of the surgical procedures that our sports medicine doctors commonly perform:
- ACL reconstruction – Although ACL tears can often be treated using conservative techniques, in some instances they require surgery. During an ACL reconstruction, our sports medicine physicians replace the torn ligament with a grafted tendon from the kneecap, the hamstrings, the quadriceps, or another area of the body.
- Rotator cuff repair – In some cases, rotator cuff surgery is limited to smoothing or trimming the rotator cuff tendon (a process referred to as “debridement”). With more severe tears, however, surgery will involve reattaching the tendon to the upper arm bone.
- Shoulder dislocation repair – We generally treat shoulder dislocations by easing the upper arm bone back into the shoulder socket (a procedure known as “closed reduction”). In some cases, however, our sports medicine doctors will have to surgically realign the affected bones or tighten the surrounding tendons.
- Tommy John surgery – During this procedure, which is used to treat UCL tears, we replace the UCL with a tendon from the forearm, hamstrings, or foot.
When you visit our clinic for sports injury treatment, we’ll perform an examination, speak with you about your medical history and current condition, and recommend a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs.
Visit Our Clinic
If you’ve sustained a sports injury, please put your trust into a sports medicine doctor at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic’s Reno, NV, office. We know how discouraging it can be for an athlete to be sidelined due to an injury, and how important it is to get you back to peak physical condition in a timely but safe manner. We would love the chance to help you work toward your training and performance goals.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of the sports medicine physicians at our nearby clinic.