Orthopedic Specialists’ Sports Medicine Center offers a complete range of diagnostic and surgical services for sports injuries and sports-related injuries. Whether you’re a professional athlete, a varsity star or a weekend warrior, sports injuries require a specialized approach – no one from Chicago to Omaha can provide that service quite like OS.
The health care team at OS uses the latest technology and one-on-one attention to help patients from diagnosis through rehabilitation for complete recovery. OS health care specialists will work with you to carefully define the kind of pain/discomfort you’re experiencing and then discuss the most appropriate treatment and rehabilitation options with you.
Descriptions of some of the most common Sports Medicine conditions that our orthopaedic surgeons John Hoffman, MD and Tuvi Mendel, MD regularly diagnose and treat include:
- Knee Ligament Injuries: ACL and MCL Tears
- Meniscal Tears
- Chondromalacia Patellae (Runner’s Knee)
- Ankle Sprains
- Rotator Cuff Tears
About Minimally-Invasive Arthroscopic Surgery
At our Sports Medicine Center for Excellence, we use the most advanced, least invasive diagnostic and treatment methods. Our goal is to improve your function with better results and as little downtime as possible. Depending on your condition, our fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons may use a small surgical tool equipped with a tiny video camera and light, an arthroscope, to view detailed images of your joint on a video monitor. Contrary to traditional open surgical techniques, arthroscopy requires only one or more small incisions to allow well lit, detailed views of your joint during surgery. This minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical approach results in less tissue damage and therefore faster recovery compared to traditional open surgical procedures.
Jeff – Endoscopic Biceps Tendon Repair
Our Sports Medicine Specialists
Dr. John Hoffman
John Hoffman, MD has extensive training and a fellowship in sports medicine and has performed over 1,500 ACL repairs in his career. He understands your need to get back on the field or court and perform at the peak of your ability. He has also received a sub specialty certificate in sports medicine, scoring in the top 5% of the country.
Dr. Tuvi Mendel
Tuvi Mendel, MD is also involved in the center and takes care of athletic injuries of the foot and ankle. He has also received an additional certification in sports medicine from the AOSSM.
Orthopaedic Specialist’s occupational therapists are specifically trained to rehabilitate patients with knee disorders. You will receive a fully tailored therapy plan to help maximize the results of your recovery period following surgery.
Bracing: Splints and Orthotics
Our physical therapists commonly use custom splints or orthotics for treatment of lower extremity conditions. This type of treatment prevents unwanted movement to allow proper healing, reduce pain, and support a weak joint. Limiting the range of motion relieves stress on the affected area. A splint is a temporary aid commonly used following an injury or surgery and an orthosis is typically designed for long-term use. Depending on the problem, you may require either a soft or rigid orthotic support.
For more information about your knee treatment options, please schedule a consultation with one of our specialists, Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Mendel, today by calling (563) 344-9292.