Sports Medicine Surgery

Exercising and sports activities are good for you, but sometimes you can injure yourself when you play sports or exercise. Accidents, poor training practices, or improper gear can cause them. Some people get hurt because they are not in shape. Not warming up or stretching enough can also lead to injuries. The most common sports injuries are:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Swollen muscles
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Pain along the shin bone
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations

If you get hurt, stop playing. Continuing to play or exercise can cause more harm. Treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing. Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation, and sometimes surgery.

Dr. Sean Tracy, and the orthopedic specialists at Wisconsin Bone & Joint, bring a very deep clinical knowledge to every sports injury assessment.  

Dr. Tracy, in addition to his clinical orthopedic training, has obtained additional clinical board-certification in Sports Medicine.   Sports Medicine board certification training focuses on the unique injury groupings found in athletes. 

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When To Seek An Evaluation

You should see a doctor for an injury when…

  • You have severe pain and cannot put any weight on the injured body part
  • The area over or around the injured joint is very tender when you touch it
  • The injured area looks crooked or has lumps and bumps (other than swelling) or is altered in its shape or size as compared to the opposite extremity.
  • You cannot move the injured joint
  • You cannot walk without feeling significant pain
  • Your limb buckles or gives way when you try to use the joint
  • Your have numbness in any part of the injured area
  • You see redness or red streaks spreading out from the injury
  • You have pain, swelling, or redness over the injured area
  • You are in doubt about the seriousness of the injury or how to care for it
  • Of course, if you are injured during the course of a sporting event it is always best to seek the advice of your team physician.
      Sports Medicine is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries due to athletic activity. Many of these disorders are treated with arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive surgical method that utilizes a camera to look inside a joint and specialized instruments to carry out any necessary surgery in that joint.

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