Sports MedicineIntegrated 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:
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:
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.