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Sports medicine

From muscle strains to more serious sports injuries, the Sports Medicine physicians and surgeons at White Plains Hospital can help by providing treatment options personalized for your specific needs. Orthopedic floor nurses, physical therapists, dietitians, holistic nurses, orthopedic PAs and a care manager all work together to ensure that each patient has a positive experience.

Utilizing the latest in research and the most advanced technology available, our fellowship-trained sports specialists, who have trained at some of the finest orthopedic institutes in the nation, employ a team approach to determine the best treatment plan. A comprehensive diagnostic process is employed using the latest imaging technology to identify the problem. When surgery is required, many procedures can be performed arthroscopically and performed on an outpatient basis.

Conditions and injuries treated in sports medicine

Some of the conditions treated include:

Ankle pain

Sprains of the ligaments and tendons of the joint are the most common causes of ankle pain. At White Plains Hospital Center for Orthopedic & Spine Surgery, we treat many ankle conditions and injuries, such as:

  • Ankle instability
  • Rupture of the Achilles tendon
  • Fractures
  • Cartilage damage

Hip problems

Bone fractures and labral tears of cartilage are among the common causes of hip pain. At White Plains Hospital Center for Orthopedic & Spine Surgery, we perform many procedures to treat hip injuries, such as:

  • Hip arthroscopy to treat bone spurs
  • Hip replacement if needed for conditions including arthritis

Knee problems

Fractures, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and tendon tears are common causes of knee pain. White Plains Hospital Center for Orthopedic & Spine Surgery employs a comprehensive team approach to knee injuries—from preoperative testing to pain management.

We treat many knee conditions and injuries, such as:

  • Meniscus tears
  • Cartilage damage

And we perform many surgical knee procedures, including:

  • Patellofemoral surgery
  • ACL and revision ACL surgery
  • Knee replacement surgery

Shoulder pain

Dislocations and rotator cuff tears are among the most common causes of shoulder pain. At White Plains Hospital Center for Orthopedic & Spine Surgery, we treat many shoulder conditions and injuries, such as:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Labrum tear (SLAP lesion)

Elbow problems

Injury, overuse, and age-related wear and tear are responsible for most elbow problems. The White Plains Hospital Center for Orthopedic & Spine Surgery treats many elbow conditions, including:

  • Ligament tears
  • Tendon repair
  • Tennis elbow
  • "Little Leaguer's" elbow

Arthroscopic surgical repair

During arthroscopy, a small camera called an arthroscope is inserted into a joint through a small incision in the skin. Viewing magnified images, the surgeon is able to look at the joint surfaces and the surrounding soft tissues such as the ligaments and cartilage. Arthroscopy can be used to diagnose or repair a joint problem, remove a loose or foreign body, or monitor a disease or the effectiveness of a treatment. Arthroscopy is commonly performed on the knee, shoulder and ankle and can also be done on the hip, elbow and wrist.

Because it is minimally invasive, arthroscopic surgery offers patients many benefits, including smaller incisions, less scaring, no cutting of muscles or tendons, and less bleeding during surgery, ultimately leading to a more comfortable rehabilitation and faster recovery.