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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

Whether you are a professional athlete or someone who is aspiring to this title, the medical professionals at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital will treat you the same, namely with professionalism and compassion. After the injury you sustained is properly treated, our sports medicine specialists will also give you valuable advice on how to avoid the same injury during physical activity, as well as on how to protect the area from future injury.

The team of sports medicine experts is interdisciplinary, which means that they will use every treatment available for the treatment and rehabilitation of your injury. If you are in doubt concerning whether you need to see a sports medicine specialist, we encourage you to do so if you notice one or more of the following symptoms:

  • 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
  • you cannot move the injured joint
  • you cannot walk without feeling significant pain
  • you have pain, swelling, or redness in the injured area
  • you experience severe pain and cannot put any weight on the injured body part
  • you notice redness 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

Non-Surgical Treatment for a Great Variety of Injuries

The Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Program of Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital is dedicated to providing comprehensive and multidisciplinary care to enable your recovery after a sports injury. We will offer quality non-surgical rehabilitation following a mild sports injury so that you can resume your physical activity within the shortest time possible. 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 people of any age. Regardless of your athletic activity, our medical professionals are ready to help you treat your sports injury with care and compassion.

Arthroscopic Surgery for a Quick Recovery

Also known as keyhole surgery, arthroscopic surgery is used to treat sports injuries affecting a joint in the body, such as the elbow or the knee. The procedure is carried out with the help of a device that is inserted through small incisions made near the damaged joint. This thin and long tube, known as arthroscope, is also equipped with a camera, which allows the surgeon to see what is going on inside your body constantly. This approach is minimally invasive, which entails a series of important benefits, such as:

  • a shorter hospital stay
  • reduced pain and discomfort
  • minimal scarring
  • a faster recovery
  • decreased blood loss
  • lower risk of complications

However, because we place great emphasis on prevention, we will first attempt to treat any sports injury by using non-surgical treatment approaches. In the meantime, our medical professionals will give you advice on how to take care of your sports injury, as well as on how to prevent it from happening again in the future. If a non-surgical treatment approach is not possible, we will employ arthroscopic surgery, which will also restore your health within a short period of time.

  • 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
  • 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