Minimally Invasive Sports Medicine
Whether you are a professional, recreational, or collegiate athlete, chances are that your exercise regimen involves a variety of activities that exert tremendous pressure on your joints that may lead to injury. Rehabilitation for sports-related injuries requires a superior understanding of the anatomy and advanced surgical approaches. Fortunately, many sports injuries affecting the shoulder, hip, knee, elbow, and ankle can be corrected without major surgery in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles.
Sports Medicine & Minimally Invasive Joint Injury
Sports medicine is a subspecialty in the field of orthopedic surgery that aims at providing optimal injury care for athletes so they can return to their pre-injury level of activity as soon as possible. At Patel Orthopedics, we realize the importance of speedy recovery for athletes and active individuals.
Minimally invasive sports medicine involves the use of two tiny incisions on either side of the injured joint - elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, or ankle - to deliver treatment, instead of making one large incision. The surgeon uses one of the cuts to insert a small camera with a built-in light in order to examine the inside of the joint in real-time on a video monitor to check for the origin of the problem.
The second incision is used to insert the instruments. Depending on your type of joint injury, Dr. Rajan M. Patel will reposition a snapping muscle, remove fragments of cartilage or bone, and repair torn tissue. Minimally invasive joint treatment can be used to repair hip, shoulder, ankle, knee, and elbow joints injuries, rotator cuff injuries, and ACL and PCL reconstruction.
Sports Medicine in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles
Although minimally invasive surgery is not the only option for joint injury treatment, the recent advances in the techniques, instrumentation, and materials have significantly increased the number of people who qualify for joint repair. This means that many athletes and active individuals who would previously suffer chronic pain and limited mobility caused by sports-related injuries can now get their injuries fully repaired and resume regular physical activity.
Our Sports Medicine division utilizes a wide array of technologies, instruments, and prosthesis to perform minimally invasive joint surgery, including the repair of degenerative conditions and soft tissue injuries affecting the hip, knee, and shoulder. Please contact Patel Orthopedics in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles today to find out more about sports medicine and get your treatment started.