Are you an avid athlete with a sports-related injury or a beginner who just started an exercise plan? No matter your level, at Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists, we stand ready to help you achieve your fitness goals.
What is Sports Medicine?
Sports medicine, also known as sport and exercise medicine (SEM), is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.
When athletes experience a sports related injury, they often attempt to solve it by working harder, causing the injury to escalate and become worse. The quickest path to recovery is to seek the help of a sports medicine specialist to evaluate for any structural damage, or to address fundamental training problems or underlying muscle imbalances.
Sports Medicine Approach at BCOS
BCOS takes pride in offering a highly individualized approach to sports medicine. We recognize that every patient is unique and therefore focus on your goals and expectations as well as how much time and energy you are prepared to dedicate to rehabilitation. Offering physical evaluations, x-rays, ultrasounds, MRI imaging and physical therapy, we are experienced and equipped to treat sports-injured patients, ranging from recreational weekend warriors to competitive professional athletes.
Our ultimate goal is to help you recover from your current injury, and help you prevent injuries in the future.
In addition to offering surgical and non-surgical treatments for problems of the shoulder, elbow, hand, hip and knee, we also maintain a premier relationship with Fitness Physical Therapy, a highly specialized provider of outpatient orthopedic and sports rehabilitation services, including aquatic therapy and a Running Analysis Program which can correct training errors to help avoid future injury. Our physicians work closely with the physical therapists at Fitness Physical therapy to help guide your recovery.
Types of Sports Medicine Treatments
BCOS uses only the most advanced techniques and care plans to treat sports-related injuries, including both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Among our most advanced treatment options are anatomic ACL reconstructions, double row rotator cuff repairs, and Tenex procedures for chronic tendonitis
Our surgical procedures include: shoulder arthroscopy for treatment of shoulder dislocations, labral tears or rotator cuff tears; knee arthroscopy for treatment of meniscal tears and ACL tears; and Tenex procedure for minimally invasive treatment of chronic tendonitis.
Our non-surgical procedures include: PRP injections as a regenerative therapy for tendons and joints; cortisone and hyaluronic acid injections; and structured rehabilitation.