Sports Medicine

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We know time is of the utmost importance for athletes and non-athletes with active lifestyles. Your team, and often your future, may depend on returning to the game and performing to the best of their ability. Our Sports Medicine specialists will assess your injuries, attempting physical therapy and other nonsurgical treatments or minimally invasive surgical procedures if possible. From sprains to fractures to torn ligaments, Fullerton Orthopedic will get you back in the game and feeling your best.

Fullerton Orthopedic treats the following sports and work-related injuries, among others:

  • Muscle strains
  • Joint sprains and pains
  • Pain in the back, neck, foot, and heel
  • Repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Simple or stress fractures
  • Overuse injuries such as rotator cuff tears, tendonitis, and stress fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • ACL injuries

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery

One of the most common sports-related injuries is damage to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). ACL Reconstruction will typically use the graft of another tendon to replace the damaged ACL. If the ACL is able to be repaired, the surgeon will likely need to reattach the bone fragment from the ACL to the bone. Our team will be able to answer any questions you have before surgery, as well as any you have during recovery and physical therapy.

Hip Replacement Surgery: Anterior Approach

For athletes, it’s important to get back to their active lifestyles as soon as possible. For these patients, the Anterior Approach may be the best option when a hip replacement is necessary, since it typically results in less pain and recovery time. The surgery is done in a way that doesn’t disturb the muscles around the hip and pelvis, which leads to more freedom of movement after the procedure.