More athletes and active people trust Orthopaedic Surgical Associates, the area’s leading sports medicine practice. We do more minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures than any other provider in the region.

Sports-related injuries can happen suddenly (like a fall) or over time (like swinging a golf club for years). We most commonly help athletes with ligament, tendon, joint, or muscle injuries.

Why Choose Orthopaedic Surgical Associates for Sports Medicine?

Our goal is to get you back to the highest level of play. We understand the unique needs of athletes of all ages. From young athletes and professionals, to weekend warriors and those enjoying an active retirement, we can help.  

What sets Orthopaedic Surgical Associates apart for Sports Medicine:

  • Fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists: Our doctors have advanced training in sports medicine. We treat athletes at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) and Rivier University in New Hampshire. See our physicians.
  • Latest treatments: We’re experts in the latest arthroscopic and reconstructive techniques. This includes cartilage repair and reconstruction, which helps people avoid joint replacement.
  • Focus on recovery and return to play: We do everything we can to help athletes navigate the treatment and recovery process.

Sports Medicine Conditions We Treat

With a focus on shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee injuries, we help athletes and people with active lifestyles get back to doing what they love. Some of the more common sports injuries we treat are:

  • Achilles tendon tears
  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries.
  • Cartilage injuries including transplants.
  • Dislocations
  • Hip impingement
  • Hip labrum tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • MCL (medial collateral ligament) injuries.
  • Overuse injuries, such as IT band syndrome, tendonitis, and shin splints.
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder labrum tears
  • Sprains or strains
  • Stress fractures

Sports Medicine Treatments

We provide complete sports medicine care, from conservative treatments to surgery. Depending on your condition, we may start with nonsurgical treatments such as:

  • Medication to treat reduce pain, inflammation and swelling.
  • Injections to relieve pain and speed healing, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or injections, peripheral joint injections.

Common Sports Medicine Surgeries

If you need surgery to relieve pain and get you back in the game, our surgeons offer the latest surgical techniques. This includes minimally invasive surgery and arthroscopy, as well as robot-assisted surgery.

Arthroscopy requires only small incisions. Athletes appreciate that they heal more quickly after an arthroscopic procedure than a traditional surgery. We commonly perform:

We also specialize in joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty) for athletes. This surgery removes all or part of a damaged joint and replaces it with an artificial joint. For athletes, the most common procedure is shoulder replacement surgery.

With a focus on shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee injuries, we help athletes and people with active lifestyles get back to doing what they love. Some of the more common sports injuries we treat are:

  • Achilles tendon tears
  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries.
  • Cartilage injuries including transplants.
  • Dislocations
  • Hip impingement
  • Hip labrum tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • MCL (medial collateral ligament) injuries.
  • Overuse injuries, such as IT band syndrome, tendonitis, and shin splints.
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder labrum tears
  • Sprains or strains
  • Stress fractures

We provide complete sports medicine care, from conservative treatments to surgery. Depending on your condition, we may start with nonsurgical treatments such as:

  • Medication to treat reduce pain, inflammation and swelling.
  • Injections to relieve pain and speed healing, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or injections, peripheral joint injections.

If you need surgery to relieve pain and get you back in the game, our surgeons offer the latest surgical techniques. This includes minimally invasive surgery and arthroscopy, as well as robot-assisted surgery.

Arthroscopy requires only small incisions. Athletes appreciate that they heal more quickly after an arthroscopic procedure than a traditional surgery. We commonly perform:

We also specialize in joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty) for athletes. This surgery removes all or part of a damaged joint and replaces it with an artificial joint. For athletes, the most common procedure is shoulder replacement surgery.

Physicians

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