Long ago, sports medicine derived from the need to treat and prevent the injuries of elite athletes, but this branch of medicine has evolved to a wider spectrum. Sports medicine of today encompasses a broad array of specialties that support the care and training not only of elite athletes, but of all physically active individuals.
Whether you’re a high school, college or professional athlete, a frequent marathon runner, an occasional jogger, a weekend tennis player, or someone who simply enjoys any type of physical activity, sports medicine specialists can help maximize function, minimize disability and ultimately reduce time away from a sport, school work, and/or job.
Many sports medicine physicians, specifically orthopedic surgeons, specialize in athletic injuries of the bones, joints, muscles, cartilage and ligaments, usually with a special focus on spine, shoulder, hip, knee, foot and ankle conditions.
Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises.
At Austin Sports Medicine, our goal is to provide comprehensive orthopedic care from non-operative treatment of sports related injuries, operative intervention, and finally total joint replacement to allow patients to maintain their active lifestyle for as long as possible.
Austin Sports Medicine is dedicated to helping patients with degenerative hip, knee, and shoulder conditions that are causing pain and alterations in their lifestyle. Many patients have some form of painful hip, knee, or shoulder arthritis.
In the early stages of arthritis, the treatment may be quite simple to provide pain relief, but often times as the disease progresses, surgical intervention is necessary. The surgical procedures most commonly performed are hip, knee, and shoulder replacements, partial knee replacements, hip resurfacing, and revisions of old hip or knee replacements.
Every day we treat patients from the very early stages of arthritis who need simple conservative measures to improve pain and function, to very complex revision joint replacements that require major surgical intervention.
The benefit of Austin Sports Medicines’ specialization is that it allows us to focus on a very small set of problems that unfortunately affects many people. This allows us to be very efficient at taking care of patients with hip, knee, and shoulder arthritis and take complete control of the process from start to finish.