Treatment of Athletic Injuries for all Skill Levels
Sports medicine specialists at GW Hospital can help you get off the sidelines and back into the game after an athletic injury such as a torn rotator cuff or ACL. We can help you prevent recurrent injuries, build your strength and reach your goal of peak physical performance.
Physicians work closely with a select group of specialized physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists who have advanced knowledge of sports injuries, including concussions, vestibular disorders and orthopedic injuries.
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We offer surgical and non-surgical treatments for:
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder instability
- Throwing injuries
- Elbow instability
- Tennis elbow
- Knee ligament injuries
- Meniscus injuries
- Cartilage restoration
- Patellar (kneecap) instability
- Head injuries/concussions
- Neck and back injuries
- Hip injuries
- Arm, wrist and hand injuries
- Lower leg, ankle and foot injuries
Treating All Kinds of Athletes
As the official provider of sports medicine and rehabilitative services to The George Washington University, the healthcare team at GW Hospital provides individualized treatment and support for student athletes. In addition, anyone who participates in physical activity can look to the sports medicine program for assistance with:
- Restoration of correct joint biomechanics and movement patterns
- Strengthening and regaining of muscle balance and neuromuscular control and coordination
- Integration of functional and skill-specific training in order to return to sports
Meet Our Physicians
Our full sports medicine team includes specialists from:
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Pain Services
- Ortho – Foot/Ankle, Knee/Sports, Shoulder/Elbow
- Physical Therapy
- Metro Immediate and Primary Care
- Occupational Health
- Concussion Psychology
- Athletic Training
- Mid-level Providers
Preventing Injuries On and Off the Field
The sports medicine professionals can also provide you with injury prevention procedures. Orthopedic clinical specialists, certified hand therapists and certified athletic trainers can teach you ways to protect your body from injury. This may include:
Insights from Our Physicians
Prevention and Treatment of Common Injuries Suffered by the Non-professional Athlete
Orthopedic surgeon, Teresa Doerre, MD, tells listeners how to prevent and treat common injuries suffered by non-professional athletes.
ACL Tears and Repairs
Rajeev Pandarinath, MD, talks about the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and who is most at risk for potential tears. He also discusses prevention techniques, assessment and diagnosis of ACL injury, rehab options and when surgery may be necessary.
Treatments for Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rajeev Pandarinath, MD, discusses the two types of rotator cuff injuries: traumatic rotator cuff tear, where the muscles are torn at once, and degenerative rotator cuff tear, where muscles have undergone a gradual wearing away. He also discusses symptoms and the many treatment options.