Sports Medicine Surgery at Elanic Medical

If you're an athlete, you know that injuries are an inevitable part of the game. From sprained ankles to torn ligaments, sports injuries can be painful, frustrating, and potentially career-ending. Fortunately, sports medicine surgery in Glasgow has come a long way in recent years, providing athletes with faster, more effective, and less invasive treatments for their injuries. Sports medicine surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures designed to treat injuries and conditions that affect athletes of all levels. Some of the most common procedures include arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction, and joint replacement. These procedures are typically performed by orthopedic surgeons who specialize in sports medicine and have extensive experience working with athletes. Whether you're a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, sports medicine surgery can help you get back on the field and performing at your best.

Overview of Sports Medicine Surgery

Sports medicine surgery is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on treating injuries and conditions that affect athletes and active individuals. At Elanic, our sports medicine surgeons are experts in diagnosing and treating injuries to the bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons so you can rejoin your favorite activities and enjoy enhanced performance. Some common sports injuries that may require surgery include:

  • ACL tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fractures

Preparing for Sports Medicine Surgery

Preparing for sports medicine surgery is an important step toward a successful outcome.

Before your surgery, your doctor will perform a thorough physical examination to assess your overall health and identify any potential problems that may affect your surgery or recovery. This may include:

  • Checking your blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing
  • Examining the affected joint or area to assess the extent of the injury
  • Evaluating your range of motion, strength, and flexibility
  • Assessing your overall fitness level

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Sports Medicine Surgery Procedures

If you have suffered a sports injury, sports medicine in Glasgow can help you get back to your active lifestyle. Here are some common sports medicine surgery procedures that you may need:

Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your surgeon to view and treat problems inside a joint. During the procedure, a small camera is inserted into the joint through a small incision so your surgeon can use small instruments to repair or remove damaged tissue.

Cartilage Repair and Transplantation

Cartilage repair and transplantation procedures are used to treat cartilage injuries. Your surgeon may use a variety of techniques to repair or replace damaged cartilage, including microfracture, autologous chondrocyte implantation, and osteochondral allograft transplantation.

Ligament Reconstruction

Ligament reconstruction is a procedure used to repair or replace a torn ligament. Your surgeon may use a graft from your own body or from a donor to reconstruct the ligament. Ligament reconstruction is commonly used for ACL, PCL, and MCL injuries.

Tendon Repair and Reconstruction

Tendon repair and reconstruction procedures are used to treat tendon injuries. Your surgeon may use a variety of techniques to repair or replace damaged tendons, including autografts, allografts, and synthetic grafts.

Fracture Repair

Fracture repair procedures are used to treat broken bones. Your surgeon may use a variety of techniques to repair the fracture, including open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation, and casting. Fracture repair is commonly used for wrist, ankle, and collarbone injuries.

Recovery and Rehabilitation

Once you have completed your physical therapy, your doctor will provide guidelines for when you can return to your sport or activity. These guidelines will be based on your specific surgery and recovery process.

After your sports medicine surgery in Glasgow, you will need to take care of the surgical site to prevent infection and promote healing. Your doctor will provide specific instructions, but here are some general guidelines:

  • Keep the surgical site clean and dry.
  • Change dressings as directed by your doctor.
  • Take pain medication as prescribed.
  • Avoid strenuous activity for the first few weeks.
  • Follow a healthy diet to promote healing.
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Discover the Elanic Difference Today

For more than 10 years now, Elanic Medical has been earning a reputation for excellence as Glasgow’s newest and most advanced private hospital. We understand that sports injuries are not only stressful and painful, but they also keep you from enjoying your favorite activities and truly living your life to the fullest. Here at Elanic, we utilise the most advanced technology and the latest surgical techniques to create exemplary outcomes on a consistent basis.

If you’re ready to learn more about how Elanic Medical sets itself apart, our surgical staff is ready to help. To get started and set up your initial consultation, simply reach out to Elanic Medical at our Glasgow offices and speak to a helpful team member today.

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