Our specialty-trained sports medicine doctors at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine are the area's distinguished experts in the diagnosis and treatment of patients' sports-related injuries and conditions.
Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or an active individual who enjoys recreational sports, athletes of all ages and levels will most likely experience a sports injury at some point in their life. Sports injuries can be traumatic, such as breaking a bone making the game-winning catch, or sports injuries can progress over time, such as a pitcher or swimmer developing a rotator cuff injury. An experienced sports medicine doctor can evaluate your pain and provide a diagnosis and treatment options in order to get you back to what you love to do.
Know When It's Time to See a Sports Medicine Doctor Near You
You should make an appointment with a sports medicine doctor near you to discuss available treatment options if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Limited range of motion in the affected joint
- Limping due to ankle, foot, hip, or knee pain
- Numbness or tingling in the affected area
- Pain that keeps you from your sport
- Snapping, popping, or grinding in the affected joint
- Stiffness, swelling, or weakness in the affected joints or muscles
These symptoms may be an indication of a more serious injury or condition like the following, which our sports medicine doctors can diagnose and treat:
- ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear or injury
- Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
- Meniscus tear or injury
- Rotator cuff tear or injury
- Shoulder instability
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
Our sports medicine specialists understand that a sports injury can dramatically affect your daily life. To consult with one of our physicians, you can request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730 for an appointment. We have locations in Boulder and Lafayette.
Get Your Life Back in Motion With BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine
When it comes to choosing the right doctor to treat your injury or condition, there are a number of factors that you should take into consideration, including their professional training and level of expertise.
Our specialty-trained doctors at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine, Austin W. Chen, MD, Dirk W. Dolbeare, MD, Lorri J. Fulkerson, MD, William C. Kramer, MD, Robert H. Leland, MD, Daniel Master, MD, Stephen D. Paul, MD, James B. Rector, MD, Khemarin Seng, MD, Lynn A. Voss, MD, Drigan Wieder, MD, and Elizabeth F. Yurth, MD, have completed specialty training specifically in sports medicine. Our doctors have the advanced skills, knowledge, and expertise needed in order to diagnose and treat your sports-related injury or condition individually to your specific needs and develop a treatment plan that is unique to you.
To treat your sports injury or condition, our doctors will always recommend conservative treatment methods first, such as physical therapy, activity modification, or injections. Our doctors offer a number of different injections including platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cells, hyaluronic acid, amniotic fluid, steroid, and viscosupplementation. However, there are some instances where these nonsurgical methods do not provide adequate pain relief, and surgery is necessary in order to restore your health. Our sports medicine surgeons specialize in performing a variety of procedures, which include:
- Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction
- Arthroscopy of the ankle, hip, knee, and shoulder
- Cartilage replacement surgery
- Fracture repair surgery (ankle, clavicle, foot, hand, hip, knee, leg, wrist)
- Ligament, nerve, or tendon repair
- MCL reconstruction
- Meniscus repair
- PCL reconstruction
- Rotator cuff repair surgery
In addition to providing state-of-the-art nonsurgical and surgical care for your sports injury or condition, our doctors also work closely with our physical therapists, taking a team approach in your recovery with the goal of getting you back to your healthy, active lifestyle and your sport.
To consult with one of our BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine sports medicine doctors about your injury or condition and the available treatment options, please request an appointment online or call 303.449.2730.