Sports Medicine

Our orthopedists are board certified in sports medicine. They help develop personalized treatment plans to meet your unique goals. We work closely with our physical therapists to support your recovery from start to finish, helping you return to your active lifestyle.

SPORTS INJURIES AND TREATMENTS AT ST. LOUISE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

St. Louise orthopedists focus on minimally invasive techniques to promote early recovery. Whenever possible, our orthopedic specialists use arthroscopic approaches to avoid open surgery. During arthroscopy, we insert compact surgical tools through a small incision. This type of procedure reduces recovery time and scarring while improving results.

We treat a variety of common hip and knee injuries, including:

  • Labral tears affecting the tissue in the hip socket
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture in the knee
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) or posterolateral corner (PLC) knee injuries
  • Meniscal tears to the disc that provides cushioning to your knee
  • Articular cartilage injury to the tissue covering the ends of your bones
  • Patellar (kneecap) dislocation

Some common shoulder, arm and elbow injuries we treat include:

  • Rotator cuff tear in your shoulder socket
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Separated shoulder
  • Biceps tendon tears
  • Elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tear

Hip Arthroscopy

Our sports medicine specialists offer hip arthroscopy as a minimally invasive alternative to open hip surgery. Instead of using a large incision, we are able to view and repair hip injuries through small incisions. This approach results in a shorter, easier recovery with less scarring.

Cartilage Restoration

St. Louise offers cartilage restoration procedures such as cartilage grafts and microfracture cartilage repairs. Repairing cartilage can help alleviate pain in patients with arthritis, often allowing them to avoid joint replacement surgery.

Specialty Joint Imaging

Our orthopedics department offers specialty imaging, including magnetic resonance (MR) arthrogram and computerized tomography (CT) arthrogram. These procedures involve injecting a contrast dye into the joint prior to taking close-up images, providing a more accurate diagnosis.

Supporting Your Recovery

We work closely with physical therapists and quality rehabilitation facilities to help you get up and moving again quickly.

Our physical therapy center is conveniently located next to the hospital, offering a hydrotherapy pool to enhance your rehabilitation. St. Louise orthopedists also provide platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections for arthritic conditions to promote better healing.​