The board-certified sports medicine doctors at UPMC in Central Pa. treat everyday injuries and sports-related orthopaedic conditions and injuries, including concussion.
Using expert hands-on examination and the latest diagnostic testing, our specialists will diagnose your condition and develop the best care plan to get you back on your feet.
What Is Sports Medicine?
Sports medicine doctors specialize in the treatment of physically active people of all ages and levels. This includes children and teens involved in sports, adults who exercise for personal fitness, and even people who have physically demanding jobs, like construction workers.
Sports-Related Injuries and Conditions
Sports medicine focuses on helping people improve their athletic performance at any level, recover from injury, and prevent future injuries. Our specialists treat all types of sports-related injuries and conditions including:
- Acute strains or sprains
- Chronic injuries
- Ligament tears
- Overuse injuries
Simplified, Coordinated Care
We offer x-ray and musculoskeletal ultrasound services within our facilities and will coordinate any advanced imaging (MRI, CT scan, bone scan, ultrasound) that you may need. If surgery is required, we will coordinate your care with one of our highly skilled orthopaedic surgeons.
Treatment for Sports-Related Injuries
From sprained ankles to ligament tears to overuse injuries and fractures, our specialists treat all types of sports-related injuries.
Our board-certified sports medicine physicians offer a full range of minimally invasive, nonoperative treatment options including:
- Bracing and casting
- Concussion treatment
- Exercise instruction/physical therapy referrals
- Musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for soft-tissue healing
- Tenex ultrasound
- Ultrasound guided injections
- Viscosupplementation injections for treating knee osteoarthritis
Your treatment plan may also include:
- Preventive care
- Over-the-counter medications to relieve pain and inflammation
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
If your symptoms persist or get worse, surgical intervention may be the best option.
At UPMC in Central Pa., we specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques that decrease pain and recovery time. We treat all types of injuries of the shoulder, knee, foot, ankle, elbow and hip. Most of our procedures are laparoscopic and use robotic capabilities, resulting in smaller incisions and minimal blood loss and scarring.
Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment
Our approach to concussion diagnosis and treatment starts with a comprehensive physician evaluation. Imaging of the brain can be performed when needed.
ImPACT™ baseline concussion testing. and post-injury neurocognitive testing and a thorough physical exam helps us determine what part of the brain is affected, so we can personalize a rehabilitation program for each patient. This frequently includes physical therapy to restore balance and visual problems. Helping our patients understand what to expect is the first step to recovery and return to activities sooner and safer.
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