Regardless of the cause, the sports medicine specialists at Blessing develop personalized treatment plans to help get you back to the things you enjoy doing quickly and safely.
Experience the Blessing Difference: Work and Sports Injuries
When you come to Blessing for treatment of a work or sports injury, you benefit from:
- Exclusive treatments: We are one of the few centers in the area with the expertise to perform superior capsular reconstruction as an alternative to shoulder replacement surgery, as well as cartilage restoration for certain joint problems.
- Minimally invasive procedures: We use minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to repair almost all work and sports injuries. Thanks to smaller incisions and less cutting of tissue, you can return to activities faster.
- Advanced pain management: We use a variety of pain control methods. These treatments lower the risk of medication side effects and help you return more quickly to normal life.
- Rehabilitation: Physical therapy is key to a successful recovery after treatment for a work or sports injury. Blessing has a range of orthopedic rehabilitation options to help you regain strength, stability and movement in the surgically repaired area.
- Care that focuses on you: At Blessing, we treat our patients like family. You see the same familiar, helpful faces at your appointments and throughout your course of treatment.
Work and Sports Injuries We Treat
The orthopedic and sports medicine team at Blessing provides treatment for:
- Knee injuries: We provide surgical treatment for ligament and tendon injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and meniscus repairs. Learn more about treatment for knee injuries.
- Shoulder injuries: We treat shoulder instability problems, such as tears in the shoulder joint and rotator cuff tears. Learn more about treatment for shoulder injuries.
- Cartilage restoration: An advanced bone graft procedure offered at Blessing stimulates the growth of new cartilage and reduces joint pain.
Diagnosing Work and Sports Injuries
If a physical exam and evaluation of symptoms indicate that you might have a knee or shoulder injury, your doctor may ask you to undergo one or more of the following diagnostic tests:
- X-rays: These images reveal bone fractures and joint damage.
- Arthroscopy: During this outpatient surgical procedure, your doctor inserts an arthroscope, a tube-like instrument with a tiny camera on the end, into the joint to assess damage.
- Computerized tomography (CT) scans: CT scans take X-rays from several different angles to reveal damage to bone and soft tissue such as tendons and ligaments.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): This noninvasive imaging test creates 3-D images of the insides of your joints. These images show injuries to soft tissues such as cartilage, ligaments, tendons and muscles.
- Ultrasound: This test uses sound waves to produce images of soft tissue structures and bone damage.
To learn more or refer a patient, please call (217) 223-1200.