Sports Medicine & Arthoscopic Surgery

sports injuries

With an emphasis on prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, our facilities are equipped to treat the sports enthusiasts and "weekend warriors" in our area. Dr. Hamada has extensive experience in the treatment of common overuse and trauma-induced injuries, and will recommend the best course of treatment for each individual. While some patients may require surgery, many can be treated more conservatively with medication and advanced physical therapy and rehabilitation techniques. To ensure a safe return to sports after treatment, Dr. Hamada can provide prophylactic services such as prescription bracing and shoe orthotics.

 

Sports-Specific Rehabilitation

Dr. Hamada recognizes the importance of physical rehabilitation in treating sports injuries and can customize a treatment program that may include physical therapy, interval training, agility drills, sport-specific movements, and return-to play guidelines. When needed, Dr. Hamada can refer his patients to the best rehabilitation and aquatic therapy centers, as well as qualified chiropractors and accupuncturists.

 

Minimally Invasive Procedures

arthroscopic toolsWhen more than physical rehabilitation is required, advanced, minimally invasive procedures such as arthroscopy, cartilage transplant, and ultrasound-guided injections provide other treatment options. In arthroscopic surgery, an arthroscope is inserted through a tiny incision into an injured joint to enable the surgeon to view the joint on a video screen and perform the needed surgical repair (see illustration on the right). Common sports-related orthopaedic disorders that can frequently be treated arthroscopically include:

  • Repair or resection of torn cartilage (meniscus) from the knee or shoulder
  • Reconstruction of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the knee
  • Release of carpal tunnel
  • Repair of torn ligaments
  • Removal of inflamed synovium (lining) or loose bone or cartilage in the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle
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