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At Valley Orthopaedic Specialists (VOS), our team of highly-trained Connecticut sports medicine specialists offers state-of-the-art, minimally invasive management of full spectrum of musculoskeletal sports injuries of the shoulder, knee, back, hip, ankle, and more.

This comes from our team’s years of combined experience treating rotator cuff injuries, ACL tears, ligament and tendon conditions of the elbow, meniscusal tears, hip injuries, and atraumatic and traumatic issues of the joints and bones. Our fellowship-trained sports injury specialists are proud to serve the athletes of Southern Connecticut State University and several local high schools.

Our team of CT orthopaedic doctors specializing in musculoskeletal sports injuries works with patients to personalize treatment plans designed to restore mobility. Care also focuses on getting patients back to their former level of competitive activity as quickly as possible.

Conditions Treated by Our Sports Injury Specialists

We offer specialized care for all kinds of injuries caused by exercising or playing sports, including:

  • Shoulder, knee, and throwing-related injuries
  • Ankle injuries or sprains
  • Foot, hip, back, and elbow injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries
  • Trauma
  • Turf toe
  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Cartilage tears
  • Nerve compression
  • Concussion medicine

Comprehensive Sports Injury Services

For many patients with musculoskeletal sports injuries, surgeries can be avoided with the correct treatments. Our team of Connecticut sports medicine specialists brings together experts in therapy and rehabilitation to help speed up the recovery of patients.

The team creates a dedicated care plan unique to your recovery needs, and then they guide patients through that path to recovery. Depending upon each patient’s injuries, goals, and preferences, treatment plans may include:

  • Splinting and bracing. Specialized devices offer support to the joints. In some cases, they may also allow you to keep performing with better comfort during your recovery.
  • Cartilage repair. If the smooth cartilage surface of one of your joints has been damaged, advances in today’s cartilage treatment may be used to help heal or restore the defect, boosting performance and offering pain relief.
  • Meniscal repair surgery. The meniscus, that protective padding in the knee joint, is prone to be injured. It’s often possible to repair a damaged meniscus using minimally invasive, arthroscopic surgical techniques.
  • Ligament reconstruction surgery. When ligaments are torn or injured due to a sports injury, minimally invasive surgical techniques can reconstruct them, helping patients return to their sport more quickly.
  • Physical therapy. Along with other treatments, physical therapy involves conditioning and strengthening exercises done with our highly qualified physical therapy experts to help speed up recovery.

Additional sports injury services may include:

  • Ankle, knee, hip, and shoulder arthroscopy
  • Arthroplasty
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Joint injections
  • Shoulder, knee, and hip replacement
  • Surgical or non-surgical fracture repair
  • External fixation
  • Internal fixation

If you’ve sustained a sports injury, it’s important to contact our Connecticut sports medicine specialists at Valley Orthopaedic Specialists today. Early treatment is essential to getting you back in the game, and our group of professionals is here to help you on your journey to recovery!