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.

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please call 888-4GW-DOCS. Our facility is conveniently located at 2300 M St. NW, 5th Floor, near the Foggy Bottom Metro Station, The George Washington University Hospital and The George Washington University.

Sports-Related Conditions

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

Rajeev Pandarinath
Rajeev Pandarinath, MD
Dr. Pandarinath is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. He specializes in shoulder and knee surgery, arthroscopic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine. 

 

 
Paul Geet
Geet Paul, MD
Dr. Paul is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Sports Medicine. He has a special interest in treating musculoskeletal injuries as well as providing non-operative care for neck and back pain.

 

 
Teresa Doerre
Teresa Doerre, MD
Dr. Doerre is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder and knee surgery, arthroscopic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine. She treats patients for injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee.

 

 

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:

  • Sport-specific skill recovery
  • Plyometrics, dynamic balance and agility training
  • ACL injury prevention program
  • GW Hospital’s Hip Preservation Program
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Sports nutrition
  • A young athlete program

Insights from Our Physicians

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.

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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.

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