Sports Medicine Program
Sports activities - whether the solitary jog in the morning, the weekly tennis or golf game or the team match - add immeasurably to our health and enjoyment of life.
Over time, however, repetitive movements, pounding on hard courts or pavement and sudden twists and turns on fragile joints can take their toll.
The wear and tear of athletic activities and injuries doesn't have to end your active life.
Comprehensive Care for People with Sports Injuries
At the Sports Medicine Program at the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center, you don't just have a doctor - you have an expert team. Patients at Cedars-Sinai receive care from orthopedic specialists, pain specialists, physical therapists, physiatrists, diagnostic imaging specialists and surgeons experienced in innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques. Because Cedars-Sinai is a full spectrum medical center, patients have access to all centers and departments at Cedars-Sinai. Whether the need is for pain management, physical therapy or the latest in minimally invasive surgery techniques, the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center's Sports Medicine Program can provide it.
Focusing on Innovative Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques
The orthopedic surgeons at the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center are experienced in using state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgery. For most people this approach means that you're back on your feet, the court or the greens faster. This often means less pain and faster healing. As a result, you typically lose less ground as an athlete during your recovery.
Cedars-Sinai surgeons also have expertise in revising prior surgeries.
The Sports Medicine Program at Cedars-Sinai provides treatment options for:
- Acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation
- Adolescent sports injuries
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
- Arthritis of the shoulder
- Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and the knee
- Bursitis of the shoulder (impingement syndrome)
- Cartilage restoration using osteochondral autograft transfers (OATs)
- Frozen shoulder
- Labral tears
- Lateral collateral ligament tears
- Lesions of the shoulder
- Medial collateral ligament tears
- Meniscal injuries, with treatment including menisectomies, meniscal replacements and meniscal repairs
- Osteochondritis dissecans of the knee
- Overuse conditions such as Osgood - Schlatter and Sever's disease
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder dislocation
- Shoulder instability
- Tennis elbow
In the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue, Cedars-Sinai once again ranked among America's best in Orthopedics.