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For generations, professional athletes and weekend warriors alike have trusted Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine – Matthews to lessen pain and restore mobility. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons and skilled sports medicine providers are dedicated to diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions affecting the shoulders, elbows and knees. We offer both nonsurgical and surgical treatment options, including the most advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures available.

We know that orthopedic recovery is a journey, not an event. We begin that journey by listening to you to understand your goals and concerns, and then developing your individual treatment plan. Before treatment begins, your care team will help you identify and address health issues that could stand in the way of your success, including smoking or concerns with blood sugar or mental health. Following any treatment, your care team will continue to support you, ensuring you have access to rehabilitation and physical therapy as needed.

Conditions we treat include:

  • ACL tears (tears in the anterior cruciate ligament, one of two ligaments that crosses in the middle of the knee)
  • MCL tears (tears in the medial collateral ligament on the inside of the knee)
  • Meniscal tears (tears in the rubbery knee cartilage)
  • Runner’s knee (damage to the cartilage under the kneecap caused by overuse)
  • Kneecap fractures and dislocations
  • Tennis elbow (an irritation in the tissue connecting the forearm muscle and the elbow)
  • Golfer’s elbow (an overuse injury that causes pain on the inside of the elbow)
  • Bursitis of the elbow (irritation in the sac-like tissue surrounding the elbow)
  • Dislocated elbows
  • Elbow fractures
  • Shoulder problems
  • Rotator cuff tears (tears in the tissue connecting the muscle to the bone at the shoulder joint)
  • Shoulder blade and arm fractures
  • Shoulder separations
  • SLAP tears (superior labral tear form anterior to posterior; an injury to the cartilage surrounding the shoulder)

Services we offer include:

  • Arthroscopic (minimally invasive) rotator cuff surgery
  • Arthroscopic (minimally invasive) knee surgery
  • Joint fluid therapy injections
  • X-rays
  • Second opinions
  • Independent medical examinations
  • Clinical sport psychology