Our Specialties

SPORTS MEDICINE

Sports and other forms of physical activity are mainstays of American culture.  It is a known fact that staying physically active keeps people healthy and increases the longevity of life.  Sports medicine and fitness healthcare providers can, through education, assist in the prevention of injuries and, through treatment, expedite recovery from injuries.

Athletes of all ages are motivated to get well and return to competition as soon as possible, therefore sports injuries require more than a standardized treatment approach. Athletes spend many months and years preparing for athletic competitions, and athletic seasons, which can end abruptly due to an injury.  This can be a devastating blow.  SRO focuses on advanced surgical techniques through continuing education, sports medicine seminars, and therefore, have a unique prospective on sports injuries.  

Full Range of Services

SRO offers a full range of sports and fitness testing as well as orthopaedic consultation and treatment, including:

  • Arthroscopic surgery and knee reconstruction
  • Surgical opinions and evaluations
  • Treatment of sports injuries to knee, foot, ankle, shoulder and hip
  • Treatment of medical problems related to exercise
  • Second Opinions

Our special interests and expertise include services to recreational athletes of all sports.

Preventing Injuries
Athletic injuries can affect anybody at any time during a physical activity.  The amount of risk for injury depends on the activity, the environment, and the attentiveness of the participant at that time.  Merely recognizing the chance for injury and why it can occur is a big boost to preventing it from ever happening.

Several tips to follow to avoid injury:

 

  • Always warm up and stretch property before and after participating in any physical activity
  • Have proper safety equipment required for the sport or activity, use equipment that is functional, fits properly and is in good condition
  • Participate in a level that matches skill and development
  • Listen to the body’s messages of pain
  • Follow a balanced diet
  • Stay well hydrated
Recognizing Injuries

The easiest way to detect injury is through the presence of pain.  While athletes might not lose full physical ability, the performance is greatly decreased by an injury.  It is very important to recognize and acknowledge injury when it first occurs.

The basic and most common treatment of an injury is the RICE method

Rest – Stop further activity and keep the injured area in a relaxed position
Ice – Apply ice to the injured area to prevent or slow swelling
Compression – Apply pressure and wrap the injured area
Elevate – Elevate the injured area

Hand and Wrist

SRO provides information, diagnosis and both non-surgical and surgical treatment of a variety of
hand and wrist problems including athletic injuries, fractures, arthritis and deformities.

Services Include:

  • Athletic Injuries
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Sprains
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthritis

The goal is for the patient to be able to return to full function and activities.  Management options can range from simple exercises to major reconstructive surgery.

FOOT and ANKLE

SRO provides information, diagnosis and both non-surgical and surgical treatment of a variety of foot and ankle problems, including athletic injuries, fractures, arthritis and deformities.

Services Include:

  • Care of foot and ankle sprains
  • Fracture care
  • Foot and ankle reconstruction including forefoot surgery, midfoot, hindfoot  and ankle problems

The goal is for the patient to be able to return to full function and activities. Management options can range from simple exercises to major reconstructive surgery.

KNEE

The objective of the medical team is to maximize the recovery of knee joint function.  The physicians
will evaluate and manage your knee conditions.  This may be accomplished through conservative or
surgical treatment options.

Nonoperative Services:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Patient Education
  • Injections

Operative Services:

  • Arthroscopy for torn or damaged cartilage
  • Ligament Reconstruction including ACL
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Unicondylar Knee Replacement
  • Subchondroplasty

Shoulder and Elbow

SRO provides comprehensive evaluation and management for a wide range of shoulder and elbow problems including, but not limited to:

·        Arthritis
·        Dislocation or instability
·        Fractures
·        Rotator cuff tear and tendon tears
·        Joint stiffness
·        Tennis Elbow
·        Throwing Injuries

Services:

·        Arthroscopy of the Shoulder and Elbow
·        Surgery for Rotator Cuff Tears
·        Shoulder Replacement Surgery
·        Fracture Care

Mechanical Problems of the Shoulder are common.  They are often revealed by the answers to some simple questions:

·        Is the shoulder stiff?  Can the arm move in all normal positions?
·        Is the shoulder unstable?  Does it feel like it is going to pop out or slide out of the socket?
·        Is the shoulder weak?  Does it have the strength to carry out desired activities?
·        Is the shoulder rough?  Does it catch and grind with use?

Non-Mechanical Problems of the Shoulder are conditions such as arthritis of the neck, nerve irritation, bone infection, bone tumors and various pain syndromes.  These conditions typically produce pain whether or not the shoulder is being used.  Persistent non-mechanical problems of the shoulder require a thorough evaluation.

WORK RELATED INJURIES

SRO is dedicated to providing efficient, high quality orthopaedic medical care in the most cost effective manner possible to employers and their injured workers.  We respond quickly to questions from employers and case managers at the time of injury or when a change of condition has occurred.

Our first obligation is to ensure that the injured employee receives an accurate assessment and evaluation coupled with immediate, early intervention and the best possible medical care.  We understand that loss of time and disability is a large expense and extremely detrimental to the employee and the employer.  Pre and Post treatment plans are restricted
to only those procedures and modalities necessary to return an employee to full duty or normal capacity as quickly as possible.

Want to schedule an appointment?

Call us at 850-623-0543 or Toll Free 844-885-2276