Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Dr. Markarian is the pro when it comes to treating sports injuries in professional and amateur athletes of all ages. He offers a unique, comprehensive Sports Medicine approach that focused on keeps weekend warriors and pro players active on and off the field.
Injury occurs when extreme stress is placed on tendons, joints, bones and muscle. In growing children, point tenderness over a bone should be evaluated further by a medical provider even if there is minimal inflammation or limitation in motion. Contact us if you have any concerns.
Sports Medicine Treatment
Advanced techniques to treat all sports injuries including:
|Treated Knee Injury Types:||Treated Shoulder Injury Types:|
|Knee Meniscus Tears||Rotator Cuff Tears|
|ACL Tears||Shoulder Instability|
|PCL Tears||Bicep Problems|
|Cartilage Lesions||Arthritis of the Shoulder|
|AC Joint Arthritis|
Sports Medicine Chicago: A Focus on Prevention
It is no surprise that Sports Medicine in Chicago is one of leading causes for doctor visits. Most Chicago children have participated has competed in sports than ever before.
Competition or recreational sports are important for team-building skills. However, sports related injuries in Chicago are on the rise. Hence, the focus on Sports Medicine. We believe prevention is key to promote safety and optimal sports experiences. Please feel free to use this information as a reference guide and share it with your friends and children.
Every sport has a risk of injury. Typically, the more contact in a sport, the larger the risk of a sports related injury. However, most injuries in young athletes are due to overdoing it/
Most frequent types of sports injuries include:
- Sprains (injury to ligament)
- Strains (injury to muscle)
- Stress fractures (injurie to bone)
- Take time off - Plan to have at least 1 day off per week and at least one month off per year from training for a particular sport to allow the body to recover.
- Wear the right gear - Players should wear appropriate and properly fit protective equipment such as pads (neck, shoulder, elbow, chest, and knee), helmets, mouthpieces, face guards, protective cups, and eyewear. Young athletes should not assume that protective gear will prevent all injuries while performing more dangerous or risky activities.
- Strengthen muscles - Conditioning exercises during practice strengthens muscles used in play.
- Increase flexibility - Stretching exercises after games or practice can increase flexibility. Stretching should also be incorporated into a daily fitness plan.
- Use the proper technique - This should be reinforced during the playing season.
- Take breaks – give the body time to rest and heal.
- Play safe – Follow the rules and wear proper attire.
Surgical solutions for common sports injuries include:
- Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction
- Arthroscopic PCL reconstruction
- Arthroscopic partial menisectomy using a single portal technique
- Arthroscopic meniscus repair
- Arthroscopic assisted cartilage transplant
- Arthroscopic stem cell treatment
- Knee preservation surgery
- Partial knee replacement
- Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
- Arthroscopic repair of glenoid labrum
- Arthroscopic treatment of instability
- Arthroscopic subacromial decompression
- Arthroscopic ac joint resection
- Arthroscopic biceps tenotomy and open subpectoral tenodesis
- Arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction
- Stemless total shoulder replacement or hemiarthroplasty
The main goal should be to have fun and learn lifelong physical activity skills. When an issue arises, we are here at Chicago Sports Medicine Institute to help.
Please contact us today at 312-255-7540.