Imagine how important a shoulder is to a wide receiver or a
fullback... Or how important a knee is to a pro hockey player... For
professional athletes, their whole career - their life - depends on
their bodies performing at their peak. That's why they're so very
particular about their doctors - and why so many athletes choose the
Michigan sports medicine specialists at Beaumont.
Your shoulders, knees and elbows are just as important to you.
That's why you should choose your sports medicine doctors as carefully
as the pros do. Beaumont's Michigan sports medicine physicians are some
of the most respected in the country and perform the latest therapies
and leading-edge procedures. The goal of the doctors, therapists and
athletic trainers of Beaumont Sports Medicine is to get you back in the
game and keep you there.
What is Sports Medicine?
Commonly thought of as "athlete's medicine," sports medicine is
really a unique approach to the care of injuries and conditions that
occur not only in athletes, but also normal, active people.
As a matter of fact, anyone with an injury or condition that limits
their activity level can benefit from a sports medicine approach.
Whether you are a collegiate athlete, weekend warrior, or sedentary
person wishing to get more active, sports medicine applies to you.
The purpose is simple - Get you back into the game - whatever your game may be.
Principles of Sports Medicine
- timely care
- minimally invasive procedures
- advanced rehabilitation
- injury prevention
One of the main goals of sports medicine is to put off major
orthopedic surgery (such as joint replacement) as long as possible or
even remove the need altogether with physical therapy, minimally
invasive arthroscopic surgery and timely care.
Special Sports Medicine Procedures
In an effort to put off or eliminate the need for orthopedic
surgery, Beaumont's sports medicine physicians are experts in the field
of minimally invasive arthroscopy. Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure
where a small incision is made near the site of the injury and a small
scope is used to make repairs. With smaller incisions and advanced
surgical procedures, arthroscopy has patients active sooner and with
Some procedures are unique to sports medicine. These can be broken down into categories which include:
Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Treatments
Treatment of Shoulder and Elbow Problems in Athletes
- minimally invasive shoulder stabilization for recurrent instability
- labral (SLAP) repair
- elbow ligament reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
- treatment of complex shoulder separations
- advanced techniques to repair clavicle fractures
Rotator Cuff Repair
- minimally invasive techniques
- revision surgery, patches, and muscle transfers for complex cases
- resurfacing arthroplasty
- "reverse" shoulder replacement for arthritis and rotator cuff tear
Advanced Cartilage Restoration
- cartilage transplantation
- meniscal repair
- meniscal transplantation
Knee Ligament Reconstruction including
- athlete-specific ACL reconstruction
- PCL reconstruction
- ACL revision surgery
- multi-ligament reconstruction
Knee Replacement Surgery including: