Sports are great for our minds and muscles, but they’re also hard on our bodies. The more frequently we play, the more we put ourselves at risk for sustaining injury. In 1989, OAA became the first clinic in the region to offer a sports medicine program when we hired the area’s first orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine. Today, our experience with sport-related injuries is the most extensive in the Lehigh Valley.
If you’re ready to get back in the game after a sports injury, schedule your appointment with OAA today.
Our sports medicine professionals are trained to treat most any condition that walks through our doors. Some of the most common conditions our sports medicine physicians see at OAA include:
Elbow injuries, which often occur in athletes who throw frequently and at high speeds.
Head injuries, including concussions, which should always be treated by a medical professional right away.
Knee injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, which account for 40% of all sports-related injuries.
Foot and ankle injuries, including strains and sprains.
Hand and wrist injuries, including fractures, sprains and tendonitis.
Shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff injuries, which are common in athletes who perform repetitive overhand motions (swimmers, tennis players).
Dislocations, especially in the shoulders or fingers.
The expert team of sports medicine physicians at OAA will do everything they can to get their patients safely back in the game with a non-surgical approach. However, should surgery turn out to be the best option for you, our broad range of minimally-invasive treatment options help patients bounce back stronger and better than ever.
Our team of qualified physicians has treated members of the Parkettes, Philadelphia Eagles, U.S. Open Tennis Tournament players, members of the NFL Player’s Association, the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team, and Walt Disney’s World of Sports. We also offer a number of cutting-edge therapeutic options for healing sports injuries, including:
Whether our patients have been plagued with multiple injuries or are experiencing pain for the first time, our sports medicine experts will create a comprehensive treatment plan to minimize down-time and help patients reach their optimal level of performance.