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Healthy bones and joints are important for athletic performance and well-being

Healthy bones and joints do more than help you perform. Your bones and joints are responsible for mobility and they also support and protect your major organs. Just like eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, taking care of your bones and joints is essential to your athletic performance and your physical well-being.

At Novant Health, we take care of many professional and Olympic-level athletes. But you don’t have to be a pro to receive world-class care for sports-related injuries.

Our orthopedic sports medicine experts are dedicated to helping you get back on the field–or the court, or the course–performing to your full potential.

We provide surgical and non-surgical treatments along with physical therapy for a variety of conditions associated with sports, such as:

  • Acromioclavicular joint separation (top of shoulder)
  • Anterior cruciate ligament injuries
  • Arthritis (rheumatoid and osteoarthritis)
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Bone and soft tissue tumors
  • Bursitis of the shoulder (impingement syndrome)
  • Meniscus cartilage injuries (knee)
  • Cartilage restoration using osteochondral autograft transfers (OATS)
  • Chondromalacia (damage to tissue under the kneecap)
  • Patella-femoral misalignments
  • Chronic wrist pain
  • Clavicle and scapula problems
  • Fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Joint instability or swelling
  • Labral tears
  • Lateral collateral ligament tears
  • Ligament sprains or strains
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nerve compression syndromes
  • Overuse injuries
  • Rotator cuff problems, including tendonitis and tears
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder instability
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow

The Novant Health sports medicine treatment teams include specialized orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists and radiologists who will use sophisticated diagnostic tools to evaluate your injury and recommend the most appropriate treatment. Many sports-related injuries can be treated without surgery or with minimally invasive arthroscopy or laser surgery on an outpatient basis.

Ask your Novant Health primary care physician about a referral to one of our orthopedic sports medicine specialists or contact us today to find an orthopedic sports medicine expert near you.