sports medicine at pima ortho
At Pima Ortho, our sports medicine and orthopedic physicians provide state-of-the-art treatment for a wide range of sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. In addition to surgical treatment for cartilage repair and sports injuries, we also offer minimally invasive treatment options, such as arthroscopic procedures. Our experts treat a wide range of sports-related injuries and conditions
Sports Medicine Treatment at Pima Ortho
When an injury or pain is keeping you from getting back into the game or doing the activities you love, our board-certified specialists are here to help you get back on track. Pima Ortho provides comprehensive and multidisciplinary care for treatment and prevention of acute and chronic sports-related and overuse injuries.
Sports Medicine Specialists in Tucson, Arizona
Since 1981, Pima Ortho has provided a wide range of services to treat and prevent various types of muscle, joint and functional injuries, to help our patients regain their optimal physical performance. We understand your desire to get back into the game and together with our rehabilitation team, we will do everything we can to make it happen as quickly and safely as possible.
Conditions We Treat
At Pima Ortho, our sports medicine and orthopedic physicians provide state-of-the-art treatment for a wide range of sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions. In addition to surgical treatment for cartilage repair and sports injuries, we also offer minimally invasive treatment options, such as arthroscopic procedures. Our experts treat a wide range of sports-related injuries and conditions, including the following:
- Acute and overuse sports injuries (including strains, sprains, fractures, ligament tears and tendonitis).
- Chronic musculoskeletal conditions (including osteoarthritis and chronic muscle injuries)
Surgical Treatment Options
We offer a range of surgical treatment options, including minimally invasive surgical procedures for optimal of sports injuries:
Arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Many sports injuries and related conditions can be treated with arthroscopic surgery – a minimally invasive surgical treatment that can be used for diagnosis and repair of various injuries affecting the body’s joints. At Pima Ortho, we offer a wide range of arthroscopic procedures, including the following:
Knee and Hip Procedures:
- Meniscus repair
- Meniscus transplant
- Ligament Reconstruction
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
- Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) reconstruction
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) reconstruction
- Hip arthroscopy for labral tear repair
Shoulder and Elbow Procedures:
- Shoulder rotator cuff repair
- Superior capsule reconstruction
- Acromioclavicular (AC) joint repair and reconstruction
- Capsular release of the shoulder
- Pectoralis major repair in the shoulder
- Elbow arthroscopy to repair thrower’s elbow
- Elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction (Tommy John procedure)
- Shoulder decompression
- Elbow arthroscopy for treatment of tennis elbow
- Superior labral tear (SLAP) repair of the shoulder
- Biceps tenodesis
Hand and Wrist Procedures:
- Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) repair
- Tenolysis for repair of damaged wrist or hand tendons
- Repair of hamstring tears
- Ankle cartilage restoration and ligament reconstruction
- Achilles tendon repair
Non-Surgical Treatment Options
At Pima Ortho, we also offer a variety of non-surgical treatment options for effective treatment and prevention of sports injuries, including the following:
The main goals of physiotherapy include management, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries sustained during physical activity. Our sports physiotherapists will create an individualized treatment plan to help you return to your activities, while minimizing the risk of re-injury. We offer our patients personalized exercise programs designed to improve their strength, function and range of motion to maximize healing from injury and enhance their performance.
Hyaluronic Acid Injections
Hyaluronic acid is a lubricating substance that is naturally produced by cartilage cells in the body’s joints. Hyaluronic acid injection treatment can be used to lubricate and reduce friction in the affected joint, reducing pain and inflammation arising due to sports injuries and improving joint function. This type of injection is often used to treat knee pain related to early osteoarthritis.
• Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP Injections)
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is an innovative, FDA-approved treatment that can be used to enhance and speed up healing from various types of sports injuries. This procedure works by using the natural healing properties of platelets (a type of blood cell) to repair damaged tissue.
PRP treatment involves injections of the patient’s own concentrated platelets to speed up repair of injured tissues such as ligaments, muscles and tendons. As part of the procedure, the health practitioner will take a sample of the patient’s blood and centrifuge it to concentrate the platelets, which will then be injected into specific locations to treat damaged tissues.
Specifically, PRP injections can be used to treat knee ligament and meniscus tears, as well as knee tendinopathies and osteoarthritis.
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At Pima Ortho, we use state-of-the-art diagnostic methods and tools to carry out a detailed evaluation of your injury to provide an accurate diagnosis and determine the best treatment plan. Our comprehensive evaluation includes an assessment by our expert sports medicine physicians and, if necessary, X-rays, lab work, 3D imaging and advanced MRI scans. A detailed assessment and accurate diagnosis are key factors in creating the optimal treatment approach to help you return to your activities as soon as possible, as well as to prevent re-injury.
Why Choose Pima Ortho for Your Sports Injury Treatment?
At Pima Ortho, our specialty-trained sports medicine doctors, orthopedic surgeons and rehabilitation specialists provide exceptional care and comprehensive prevention education for athletes, with individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s requirements and goals. Our goal is to help athletes recover from their injuries quickly and reach their highest performance.
If you have experienced a sports injury, our team of recognized and distinguished sports medicine and orthopedic physicians can help you get back on track and prevent re-injury.
To learn more, please call us at 520-624-0888 or contact us to schedule your appointment with one of our specialists.