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Sports Medicine

Regardless of age, sport, or ability level, athletes and active individuals alike depend on a healthy musculoskeletal system to perform at their highest aptitude. However, when a sports-related injury occurs, it can take you out of the game for days, weeks, or even months at a time, depending upon its severity. 


At Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery, our sports medicine doctors are the leading experts in the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions.

When Should I Consult a Sports Medicine Specialist?

Sports medicine is a specialized branch of orthopaedics that focuses on treating sports-related injuries and conditions. Because athletes push their bodies, it's not uncommon for them to experience musculoskeletal injuries and pain during training and competition. 


Some common sports-medicine-related injuries we see at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery include:


  • Shoulder Injuries: SLAP Tears and Rotator Cuff Issues

  • Elbow Injuries: Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow, and Fractures

  • Hand and Wrist Injuries: Wrist Sprains and Fractures, Skier's Thumb, and Compressed Nerves

  • Hip Injuries: Pulled Groin, Impingements, and Fractures

  • Knee Ligament Injuries: Meniscus, ACL, MCL, and PCL Tears

  • Upper Leg Injuries: Pulled Quads and Torn Hamstrings 

  • Lower Leg Injuries: Shin Splints and Tibia Fractures

  • Ankle Injuries: Sprains, Fractures, and Achilles Tendon Issues

  • Foot Injuries: Hairline Fractures, Broken Toes, and Plantar Fasciitis 


The sports medicine doctors at VSON thoroughly understand that injuries sustained during activity are painful, unexpected, and often devastating. Our fellowship-trained, sports medicine experts have dedicated their practices to getting you back in the game.


VSON doctors and their staff truly care about their patients and their outcomes. The two surgeries I needed on my left knee were planned and executed thoughtfully and compassionately. The post-OP care and PT were outstanding as well. THANK YOU, VSON!

Joan G.

Every Patient Is a Star Patient

Whether you have sustained an acute injury, such as an ACL tear or ankle sprain, or an overuse injury, you deserve to see a specialist with the highest level of training in sports medicine. When you are seen by a Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery sports medicine provider, they will evaluate and diagnose your symptoms and work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that best accommodates your athletic needs. Contact our team today to start the road to recovery that gets you back to your sport quickly and safely.

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