Sports Medicine in Michigan

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 less pain.

Some procedures are unique to sports medicine. These can be broken down into categories which include:

Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Treatments

  • Ankle
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Wrist

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

Shoulder Replacement

  • 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:

Request an Appointment

To request an appointment with an orthopedic specialist, call 855-220-2663 or fill out the form below and click Submit. Please use your 10-digit phone number when completing the phone number field. 

A referral specialist will call you within the next business day to assist you in coordinating a new patient appointment with the orthopedic specialist you have selected.


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