Sports Medicine

Integrated Care with Excellent Specialists

Sports Medicine is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries due to athletic activity. Many of these disorders are treated with physicial therapy and rehablitation. Severe injury, however, is often treated with arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive surgical method that utilizes a camera to look inside a joint and specialized instruments to carry out any necessary surgery in that joint.

Emphasizing the Importance of Prevention

In addition to treating your injury, our medical experts will also offer you valuable advice and tips on how to prevent future sports accidents.

Arthroscopic Surgery for a Quick Recovery

Don’t to worry about a never-ending hospital stay. With arthroscopic surgery you will not have to spend too much time in the hospital.

Non-Surgical Treatment for a Great Variety of Injuries

We can successfully provide non-operative treatment for the majority of mild injuries which occurred during physical activity.

When Should You See a Doctor?

You should see a doctor for a sports injury when:

  • The area over or around the injured joint is very tender when you touch it
  • The injured area looks crooked or has lumps and bumps (other than swelling) or is altered in its shape or size as compared to the opposite extremity
  • You are in doubt about the seriousness of the injury or how to care for it
  • You cannot move the injured joint
  • You cannot walk without feeling significant pain
  • You have pain, swelling, or redness over the injured area
  • You have severe pain and cannot put any weight on the injured body part
  • You see redness or red streaks spreading out from the injury
  • You have numbness in any part of the injured area
  • Your limb buckles or gives way when you try to use the joint

If you are injured during the course of a sporting event, it is always best to seek the advice of your team physician first.

Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Program at Marina Del Rey Hospital

Our Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Program is dedicated to providing comprehensive and multidisciplinary care to enable your recovery after an injury. Our trusted sports physical therapists help people develop, restore and maintain movement and functional ability, while also enhancing their performance. From evaluation and prevention, to treatment and rehabilitation, our physicians incorporate the clinical, educational, and investigational aspects of athletic injuries to treat athletes playing at the high school, college and professional levels, as well as “weekend warriors” from every age group.

Sports Medicine Treatments & Procedures

We treat the full spectrum of athletic injuries in children and adults. Our surgeons put great emphasis on prevention, so the majority of sports injuries we see are treated non-operatively. We aim to incorporate proper education and training to prevent such injuries in the first place.

  • Autograft (UCL Tear)
  • Biceps Tendon Rupture Surgery
  • Little League Elbow Treatment
  • Non-Operative Biceps Tendon Rupture Treatment
  • Non-Operative Golfer's Elbow Treatments
  • Non-Operative Muscle Strain Treatment
  • Non-Operative Tennis Elbow - Lateral Epicondylitis Treatment
  • Non-Operative Throwing Injury
  • Non-Operative Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL)
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy - PRP
  • Sprain and Strain Treatment
  • Tennis Elbow - Lateral Epicondylitis Surgery
  • Throwing Injury Surgeries
  • Non-Operative Muscle Strain Treatment
  • Sprain and Strain Treatment
  • Non-Operative Muscle Strain Treatment
  • Sprain and Strain Treatment
  • Sports Concussion Treatment

  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Non-Operative Hip Loose Bodies Treatment
  • Non-Operative Muscle Strain Treatment
  • Sprain and Strain Treatment
  • ACL reconstruction surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair
  • Cartilage Injury Treatments
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Repair/Reconstruction
  • Loose Bodies/Spurs Surgery (Knee)
  • Meniscal Tear Surgeries
  • Non-Operative Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury Treatment
  • Non-Operative Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury Treatment
  • Non-Operative Loose Bodies/Spurs (Knee) Treatments
  • Non-Operative Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury Treatment
  • Non-Operative Meniscal Tear Treatment
  • Non-Operative Muscle Strain Treatment
  • Non-Operative Patellar Tendonitis Treatment
  • Non-Operative Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury Treatment
  • Non-Operative Runner's Knee (Chondromalacia Patella) Treatment
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy - PRP
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction
  • Sprain and Strain Treatment
  • Biceps Tendon Rupture Surgery
  • Closed Reduction (Shoulder)
  • Labrum Surgery
  • Little League Shoulder Treatment
  • Non-Operative Biceps Tendon Rupture Treatment
  • Non-Operative Muscle Strain Treatment
  • Non-Operative Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment
  • Non-Operative Shoulder Instability Treatment
  • Non-Operative Shoulder Separation Treatment
  • Non-Operative Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) Lesion Tear Treatment
  • Non-Operative Throwing Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Instability Surgery
  • Sprain and Strain Treatment
  • Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) Lesion Tear Surgery
  • Throwing Injury Surgeries
  • Non-Operative Muscle Strain Treatment
  • Sprain and Strain Treatment
  • Non-Operative Muscle Strain Treatment
  • Sprain and Strain Treatment

We Play an Active Role in Our Community

Through general lectures and events for patients and residents, seminars for therapists, and meetings with doctors and staff. Register for a seminar or join us for a special event at Marina Del Rey Hospital.


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This page was last updated on 04/10/2017 3:36 AM PST by David Chang, M.D. at Marina Del Rey Hospital