At Florida Sports Injury and Orthopedic Institute we realize that surgery is not the right answer for everyone, and the truth is that using non-surgical treatments as a preventive measure can both delay the need for surgery and also dramatically improve surgical results. Fortunately, we have many cutting edge non-surgical treatment options that offer results that could never have been achieved before with only surgical options.
From high school and collegiate athletes to professional athletes and recreational athletes of all ages, our physicians provide comprehensive care for a full range of sports injuries, including hip and knee, hand, foot and ankle, elbow and shoulder, to help you get back to the activities you love most.
Sports medicine has evolved over the years. It's not just the 20-year-old collegiate athlete anymore. Today it is also the 14-year-old track athlete in high school and the 85-year-old golfer who has an injury while he's playing. It's the 80 year old grandmother who has developed wear and tear over the years.
Patients in all of these categories come to Florida Sports Injury and Orthopedic Institute because the focus is on active non-operative management to enhance recovery. We stay in tune with the latest research, we actively look for a cost-effective way to reduce your pain and address the underlying biomechanical problem that needs attention. The goal of our practice is to provide patients with conservative treatment options first and if surgery is required facilitate a referral to one of our specialty trained orthopaedic surgeons.
Our practice believes that surgery is a last resort measure, we maximize the non-surgical treatment options and we find that many individuals gets relief from this and can avoid surgery all together. Some non-surgical options include:
- Further imaging, such as x-ray, MRI, CT Scans, Bone Scans
- Physical therapy
- The use of durable medical equipment when warranted
- Medication management
- Ultrasound guided procedures/injections such as Cortisone injection and/or Viscosuplementation injection procedure (Viscosupplementation refers to the injection of a gel like fluid called hyaluronic preparation an arthritic joint). Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance present in the joint space fluid in our body that assists in lubrication so bones can move smoothly over each other and functions as a shock absorber for joint loads. When this fluid goes away and your bones lose the space between them they become "bone on bone" which is what arthritis is. The theory behind these injection series is that injecting a gel like hyaluronic fluid preparation back into the arthritic joint will facilitate movement and reduce pain.
- Orthobiologic treatments such as PRP/Stem Cells