Specific Treatment for Recreational to Professional Athletes

Sports medicine is a subspecialty of orthopaedics which deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries resulting from participating in athletic events. The most common sports medicine injuries are to the knees, ankles, shoulders and wrists. Dr. Mark G. Luker is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the surgical treatment of sports injuries, using the latest in arthroscopic techniques. Dr. Justin McCoy is a Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of orthopaedic and sports related injuries.

 

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure commonly used to treat sports injuries and other joint disorders. Utilizing a pencil-sized instrument called an arthroscope which is inserted through a small incision, the surgeon has a clear view of the inside of the joint, allowing him or her to thoroughly examine the interior of the joint and determine the scope of the problem. The surgeon then inserts surgical instruments through other small incisions to remove or repair damaged tissue. Arthroscopy is a highly effective and relatively simple procedure for the accurate diagnosis and treatment of joint problems.

 

Ultrasound has become an important part of sports medicine care. Using some of the latest technology in musculoskeletal ultrasound our sports medicine physicians can use ultrasound to further evaluate tendons, ligaments, nerves and muscles. Our physicians can use this technology to help diagnose common sports injuries such as rotator cuff tears, tennis and golfer’s elbow, tendinitis and ligament injuries. Using ultrasound technology also allows more precision for certain injections that can be done in the clinic when historically they have had to be done in expensive hospital suites. This technology is often able to be provided at a lower cost than traditional imaging such as MRI. Both the patient and the physician can view the patient’s musculoskeletal system in real-time during the imaging process. This ability also allows our physicians to perform the test at the point of care, as opposed to scheduling a separate appointment.

 

We are proud to be the official Sports Medicine provider all District 51 high school athletes and as such, offer the Monday District 51 Sports Injury Clinic to make sure student athletes stay healthy so they can remain in the game.

District 51 Sports Injury Clinic

Monday evenings from 4:30pm – 5:30pm*
*when school is in session in accordance with the District 51 academic calendar
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