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Sports MedicineLeading sports medicine specialists get you back in the game.

Tennis elbow. Runner’s knee. Shoulder instability and dislocation. Strains, sprains, fractures and tears. Whether you’re a professional athlete, recreational athlete or “weekend warrior,” or if you have a young athlete in your family, Western Pennsylvania Orthopedics & Sports Medicine’s team of experts can handle whatever sports injury has you sidelined.

From simple strains and sprains to more complex or chronic conditions, such as rotator cuff tears, labral tears, torn meniscus and ACL tears, at Western Pennsylvania Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, you’ll receive the advanced, compassionate, results-focused care you need and deserve.

Doctors specializing in sports injuries in Western Pennsylvania.

Our surgeons received advanced subspecialty sports medicine training at the nation’s leading institutions. What’s more, we have provided physician coverage to numerous area high school, university and professional sports teams. Our doctors also frequently speak on sports-related health topics throughout the community and its schools. But our team doesn’t just know about sports and injuries. Like you, we enjoy being active, and we understand that when you’re injured you want to get back to moving as soon as possible.

Our orthopedists have specific, specialized experience and training in the treatment of injuries that affect competitive athletes as well as physically active, non-competitive individuals. We approach treatment with the goal of maximizing function and minimizing time away from sports participation (either in school, employment or sports activities).

Advanced sports medicine treatment options minimize downtime.

Our physicians can treat many conditions without surgery. Whenever possible, nonsurgical treatment options are used before considering surgery. First-line nonsurgical treatment options we might consider include:

  • Physical therapy and exercise
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Corticosteroids (injections and medicine)
  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Bracing
  • Lifestyle modification

Knee arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure, for faster healing.

At WPOSM, our orthopedists are committed to using the least invasive, most effective approach to get you back to normal activity — as quickly as possible and with as little pain as possible. Our specialists are leaders in diagnosing and treating many orthopedic conditions in the knee using arthroscopy, including:

  • Meniscal (cartilage) tears
  • Chondromalacia (wearing or injury of cartilage cushion)
  • Damaged or torn ligaments (ACL, PCL, LCL)
  • Arthritis of the knee
  • Patella (kneecap) dislocation
  • Tendon injuries

This minimally invasive technique uses a small camera and tiny incisions and instruments to helps us understand and relieve your pain and restore functional movement so you can get back to being active sooner. Knee arthroscopy is a vital treatment in sports medicine because athletes need to return not just to activity but, importantly, their best possible athletic performance. With arthroscopic techniques in skilled hands, we’re able to provide precision surgical repair and the barest minimum of disturbance of normal tissue, leading to optimal outcomes and less surgical risk, scarring and downtime.

Advanced surgical procedures for optimal repair and performance.

When surgery is necessary, our physicians use the latest technological advances, which are often less invasive than techniques used even just a few years ago. With our experience, our advanced capabilities mean that you get comprehensive, top-quality care without being inconvenienced with a trip out of town.

Along with the many traditional sports-medicine procedures and treatment plans, we offer the following innovations in orthopedic sports-medicine surgery:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Multiple-ligament knee reconstruction
  • Shoulder instability/dislocations repair
  • Elbow tendon and  ligament reconstruction
  • Ankle arthroscopy & ligament repair

Don’t wait any longer. Get your sports injury or condition treated now so you can get back to being active and performing at your peak. Give us a call today at (814) 255-6781 or request an appointment online now.