The SOS Sports Medicine physicians provide orthopedic care for athletes of all levels – professional, collegiate, high school and recreational. SOS has the most fellowship-trained Sports Medicine surgeons in Central New York, performing nearly 2,000 arthroscopic surgeries last year.
Care From An Experienced Sports Medicine Doctor
We provide a total care approach, including prevention, diagnosis and injury management. SOS sports medicine physicians work closely with area athletic trainers and physical therapists to provide sports physicals, training room coverage, sideline medical personnel and injury prevention clinics. With access to the entire team of SOS surgeons, SOS Plus and SOS Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, our Sports Medicine group provides the largest network of comprehensive care in Central New York.
Common Sports Medicine Injuries Treated
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Repair of Torn Cartilage (meniscus) from Knee or Shoulder
- Reconstruction for an ACL Tear
- Removal of Inflamed Lining (synovium) in Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Knee and Ankle
- Torn Ligament Repair
- Removal of Loose Bone or Cartilage in Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Knee and Ankle
Sports Injury Prevention
Common sports injuries such as ACL Tears, Rotator Cuff Injuries and Ankle Sprains can be prevented through small changes made to your exercise routine. The best way to avoid the most common sports injuries is to slowly increase the intensity of your workout over time. Learn more about Sports Injury Prevention.
An ACL tear is most often the result of sudden stopping or an athlete's foot landing improperly. For example, a basketball player may experience an ACL tear after taking a shot and landing awkwardly once coming back to the ground after jumping.
An ACL tear is a common injury for athletes. Due to sudden stops in bodily motion that are common in athletics but infrequent in daily life, an ACL tear can occur more often in athletes than the general public.
SOS' sport medicine physicians have the knowledge and experience to provide total orthopedic care for anyone experiencing an ACL tear. Our sports medicine physicians provide individualized treatment plans to provide you with a full recovery to get back on the field.
SOS provides comprehensive treatment options for athletes experiencing an ACL injury or ACL tear. These treatment options range from physical therapy, care regimens, ACL surgery and other options as determined by your specific health concerns.
If you or a loved one have experienced an ACL injury near Syracuse, NY, schedule an appointment with an SOS sports medicine doctor.
Some people who suffer an ACL injury or ACL tear may need ACL surgery to fully recover. Prior to an ACL surgery, an experienced SOS sports medicine doctor will meet with you to identify treatment options for your ACL injury that are an alternative to ACL surgery.
However, in some cases, ACL surgery is necessary to provide proper restoration after an ACL tear. An SOS sports medicine surgeon will evaluate your ACL injury and determine if ACL surgery is best for you. If you do need ACL surgery, the SOS sports medicine doctors will be there for you every step of the way. From preparing for surgery, to surgery day and post-surgery care, our sports medicine physicians and sports medicine surgeons will be there to provide care.
A rotator cuff tear can be a devastating injury, especially for athletes that don't want to miss a game. SOS' sports medicine doctors provide comprehensive care to those who've suffered a rotator cuff tear. Our sports medicine physicians help you treat and rehab your torn rotator cuff, helping you get back in the game.
A rotator cuff tear occurs when one or more of the tendons that are part of the shoulder's four rotator cuff muscles is torn. A rotator cuff tear is a common injury that affects the shoulder.
A rotator cuff tear can come in two forms. A rotator cuff tear can occur from one of these types of tears, as well as a combination of the two. A torn rotator cuff can happen in the form of an acute tear or a chronic tear, as well as a combination of both. A chronic tear can be the result of damage to your rotator cuff that occurs slowly over time.
A rotator cuff tear can occur from the overuse of the shoulder.
A specific regimen of medications and physical therapy is one of many ways to treat a rotator cuff tear. The medicine used to care for a rotator cuff tear is often utilized to manage pain associated with a torn rotator cuff. Similarly, physical therapy assists in rehabilitating the shoulder. This physical therapy rehabilitation of a rotator cuff tear assists in restoring full or partial function of the shoulder.
However, often rotator cuff surgery is necessary for a full recovery. In some cases, patients may need a rotator cuff surgery to gain full motion and use of the shoulder. Our team of sports medicine surgeons will evaluate relevant health factors to determine if rotator cuff surgery is the best form of treatment for your situation.
If you or a loved one have suffered a torn rotator cuff, schedule an appointment with our sports medicine doctors.