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 Lehigh Valley's Top Sports Medicine Doctor

Treating Sports-Related Injuries by Board Certified Orthopedic Specialists

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 orthopedic 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. 

Call us for same day sports injury appointments if you think you are experiencing a sport injury emergency in Lehigh Valley. 

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Treatment for Sports Injuries in Lehigh Valley

Sports injuries can affect a wide range of areas in your body, from your fingers to your lower extremities. That’s why visiting a highly-trained, experienced sports medicine specialist is the best way to restore your body to peak playing performance after you’ve been injured.

At OAA Orthopaedic Specialists, our sports medicine specialists are dedicated to providing relief for injuries sustained during athletic activity, including:

  • Elbow injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Dislocations
  • And more.

 Using a physician-led approach that is dedicated to convenience, cost effectiveness, quality, and compassion, we’ll help you build an individualized treatment plan that truly works for you.  

OAA is one of the largest orthopedic specialist groups in the United States, and our sports medicine team is staffed with experienced medical professionals who are dedicated to helping improve your quality of life. If you’re ready to get back in the game, don’t wait. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Specialists - Sports Medicine Institute

Kenneth Brislin
Locations:
Allentown Office
Bethlehem Township Office
Lehighton Office
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Jill Crosson
Locations:
Allentown Office
Bethlehem Township Office
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['Family Medicine', 'Sports Medicine']
['Allentown Office', 'Bethlehem Township Office']
Laura Dunne
Locations:
Allentown Office
Bethlehem Township Office
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['Family Medicine', 'Sports Medicine']
['Allentown Office', 'Bethlehem Township Office']
Gregor Hawk
Locations:
Allentown Office
Lehighton Office
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['Allentown Office', 'Lehighton Office']
Michael Krafczyk
Locations:
Allentown Office
Lehighton Office
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['Allentown Office', 'Lehighton Office']
Robert Palumbo
Locations:
Allentown Office
Bethlehem Township Office
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['Allentown Office', 'Bethlehem Township Office']
Jay Kalawadia
Locations:
Allentown Office
Bethlehem Township Office
Reading Office
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['Allentown Office', 'Bethlehem Township Office']
Michelle Cintron
Locations:
Allentown Office
Lehighton Office
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['Spine', 'Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation']
['Allentown Office', 'Lehighton Office']
Patti Connolly
Locations:
Allentown Office
Lehighton Office

Patti Connolly, PA

Physician Assistant
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['Allentown Office', 'Lehighton Office']
Ony Momah
Locations:
Allentown Office
Bethlehem Township Office
Lehighton Office

Ony Momah, PA

Physician Assistant
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['Allentown Office', 'Bethlehem Township Office', 'Lehighton Office']

FAQs on Sports Medicine

What are the most common sports injuries you treat?

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.

Will I need surgery for my sports injury?

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.

What makes the Sports Medicine Institute at OAA unique?

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:

  • Orthobiologics: Orthobiologics are injectable, naturally-derived substances that are used to heal bones, joints, muscles, or tendons.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy: Also known as PRP, this therapy involves injecting a concentration of a patient's own blood platelets to speed the healing of injured muscles, joins, tendons, and ligaments.
  • Exosome Therapy: Exosomes are particles that are naturally-released from stem cells. Exosome Therapy is a type of stem cell therapy used to treat orthopedic injuries, chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease and other conditions.

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.