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The specialty-trained primary care sports medicine physician at Desert Orthopaedic Center is a regional expert in assessing, diagnosing, and treating sports-related injuries and conditions.
Participating in sports, whether competitively or just for fun, can be a great way to stay in shape, improve one's health, and maintain an active lifestyle. While sports can have a positive impact on a person's health, playing them can also cause weekend warriors and athletes of all ages to suffer a sports-related injury, such as a ligament or labral tear.
If an athlete or active individual suffers a musculoskeletal injury due to a sport or sports-related activity, they might see a sports medicine or primary care sports medicine specialist. While both doctors have the ability to treat sports injuries and have undergone a residency and sports medicine training that may have included a one-year fellowship, a physician subspecializing in primary care sports medicine uses medical treatment options that are conservative and noninvasive instead of surgical treatments, such as minimally invasive surgery. However, if conservative medicine proves to be ineffective for the patient, the physician will refer the patient to a surgeon with subspecialty training in sports medicine or joint replacement for surgery, like ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, or knee replacement.
Common Conditions Seen by a Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician
Physicians specializing in nonsurgical sports medicine care often see patients with the following sports conditions or injuries:
- Acute injuries
- Ankle, hip, knee, and shoulder injuries
- Muscle, tendon, or ligament injuries
- Overuse injuries
- Sprains or strains
If you are suffering from any of the following common symptoms, it is recommended that you seek medical care from a doctor or physician near you:
- Decreased range of motion
- Joint pain or discomfort
- Numbness or tingling sensation
- Pain or swelling
- Unable to participate in sport due to pain
- Unable to put pressure on ankle, foot, knee, or leg
At Desert Orthopaedic Center, our doctor understands that sports injuries can happen anytime and to anyone. He only performs conservative, noninvasive treatments, but if your medical condition requires a surgical treatment option, he will refer you to one of our surgeons who specialize in sports medicine. Our doctor uses the latest technology and techniques. Common nonsurgical procedures and techniques used by our primary care sports medicine doctor include the following:
- Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound
- ImPACT® concussion testing
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Ultrasound-guided injections
Our sports medicine physician is committed to providing his patients with customized treatment plans that meet their individual needs and goals.
Contact us today to consult with our primary care sports medicine specialist at Desert Orthopaedic Center.
Please call (702) 731-4088 or request an appointment online to be seen at one of our locations in Las Vegas, Nevada, our Central Office, Northwest Office, or Southwest Office, or at our location in Henderson, Nevada.
Choose Excellence at Desert Orthopaedic Center
With years of experience and advanced fellowship training, our primary care sports medicine physician is an expert in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating sports-related injuries and conditions, and he is dedicated to working with you to develop an appropriate medical treatment plan suited to your unique needs and goals to get you back in the game and back to full health.
Our fellowship-trained primary care sports medicine physician, Dr. William Rosenberg, has the knowledge and expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your sports-related condition or injury. He is certified through the American Board of Family Medicine and specializes in nonsurgical medicine.
To consult with our primary care sports medicine expert, please request an appointment online or call (702) 731-4088 to be seen at one of our state-of-the-art offices in Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada.
Visit our Athlete and Parent's Online Guide to Sports Medicine for more information on injury treatments, injury prevention tips, tips for improving athletic performance, and new procedures and programs offered at Desert Orthopaedic Center.
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