Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville Sports Medicine is comprised of sports medicine fellowship trained orthopaedic and primary care physicians to give you expert care of any sports related injury at all age levels. Sports injuries are hoped to be avoided, but they do occur. Getting evaluated by an experienced sports medicine trained physician leads to a much quicker diagnosis, appropriate treatment regimen and most importantly gets the athlete ‘back in the game’ much faster at 100%.
Majority of athletes with injuries try to push through it, thinking they will be taken out of the sport and avoid being seen. Sports medicine trained physicians understand this, and with their vast expertise and training only take athletes out when necessary, and the majority of injuries seen are minor or overuse and sports medicine physicians are able to make a treatment plan to allow the athlete to continue to play while getting the appropriate treatment to recover from their injury. However, some injuries do require rest from their sport, and this is never fun for the athlete. Not seeking treatment for a major injury can have major repercussions later. This is where a short time or rest with expert directed rehabilitation can lead to a quick recovery with many years ahead to continue to play your favorite sports.
Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville Sports Medicine physicians have a vast array of experienced sports medicine doctors with training in youth to high school, collegiate, professional and ultra-endurance athletes. Our expert fellowship trained sports medicine doctors enjoy sports as much as the athlete does looking for their help, and will work to get them back to performing at a high-level so they can continue doing what they love.
Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville Sports Medicine is also a team of experts who understand the injuries that occur and prevention of these injuries unique for younger student athletes. Children have growth plates, so early and proper diagnosis with prompt treatment if necessary is critical to preventing long-term consequences of your child. Also, during a child’s growing years, they experience times of rapid growth, which increase the risk of being predisposed to these injuries. For this reason, you should never just assume these are ‘growing pains’. These same growth plates are also fragile, especially when next to the stronger ligaments around the joint. For this reason, children are predisposed to certain types of fractures and injuries, which do not occur in adults. Our sports medicine physicians are vastly trained in the younger pediatric population and will be able to safely identify any of these unique issues and start treatment promptly to prevent any long-term issues.
My experience with Dr. Brautigan and Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville was above and beyond my expectations. Before my ACL surgery, my doctor explained the procedure to my understanding, so I was as comfortable as possible with it. He worked with me in order to get me back in time for basketball seasonâ€¦I felt that my surgery and rehab had a personal approach.