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The specialty-trained sports medicine doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center are the region's leading experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating sports-related injuries and conditions.

Many people participate in sports, either competitively or for personal enjoyment. While these activities promote good physical health overall, they can also put athletes or weekend warriors at risk for injury and put added stress on the joints. Particularly when playing contact sports such as football or ice hockey, an athlete is at high risk for injury. However, participating in other types of sports can result in injuries and pain as well. For instance, baseball and tennis players, as well as runners, are at risk for repetitive stress injuries.

Common Conditions Seen by a Sports Medicine Doctor

  • Ankle sprains or strains
  • Concussion
  • Finger and hand injuries
  • Fractures
  • Joint dislocation
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Ligament tears (ACL, MCL, PCL)
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)
  • Meniscus tears
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Throwing injuries, such as a rotator cuff tear

If you are suffering from any of the following common symptoms, it is recommended you seek nonsurgical care or surgical treatment from a specialist near you:

  • Joint stiffness
  • Limping
  • No longer able to perform sport due to pain
  • Numbness
  • Pain after trauma to the head
  • Restricted range of motion
  • Snapping or popping at the joint site
  • Swollen joints
  • Tenderness

At Desert Orthopaedic Center, our specialists understand that sports injuries can impact the quality of life for a patient. While conservative or minimally invasive treatment options are recommended first, your injury or condition may require a more advanced type of medical treatment, such as surgery. Our doctors use the newest techniques and leading-edge technologies. Common procedures and techniques used by our sports medicine surgeons include the following:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Fracture care
  • Injections
  • Joint replacement or reconstruction
  • Ligament repair or reconstruction
  • Physical therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Ultrasound-assisted procedures

Our doctors are committed to providing specialized care and a customized treatment plan focused on the needs of the patient so our patients are able to return to their daily activities quickly and safely.

Contact us today to consult with a 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 training devoted to orthopaedic sports medicine care, our specialty-trained providers at Desert Orthopaedic Center are the region's experts in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating sports-related injuries and conditions, and they are dedicated to working with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan suited to your unique needs and goals.

Our sports medicine specialists, Dr. John Baldauf, Dr. Roger Fontes, Dr. Matthew Fouse, Dr. Chad Hanson, Dr. Lawrence Huff, Dr. Parminder Kang, Dr. Michael Miao, Dr. Abdi RaissiDr. William Stewart, Dr. Timothy Sutherland, Dr. Craig Tingey, Dr. Troy Watson, and Dr. Richard Winder, have the knowledge and expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your sports injury or condition.

To consult with a sports medicine doctor at our practice, please request an appointment online or call (702) 731-4088. 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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