Aspen and the surrounding wilderness are a destination for world-class athletes, recreational athletes and weekend warriors. OrthoAspen is uniquely qualified to offer world-class sports medicine to all physically active people who experience orthopedic injury and pain. With the active mountain lifestyle comes the reality of orthopedic injury, and OrthoAspen has earned a reputation as an elite-level practice for sports medicine care.
Our advanced treatment of athletic injuries stems from specialized expertise with various conditions combined with state-of-the art technology, including the Mako Total System. We employ an integrative approach to sports medicine that emphasizes strength training and physical therapy in all facets of orthopedic treatment. We give patients peace of mind knowing they can receive top orthopedic care close to home.
Sports injuries occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising. They can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises. The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains, fractures and dislocations.
Foot and ankle injuries include the injuries in the leg below the knee, and they are common in athletes and while playing sports such as football, hockey and skating. Common sports injuries to the foot and ankle include sprains and strains, ankle fractures, and Achilles tendinitis. Treatment for these conditions may include orthotics, braces, physical therapy, injections or surgery.
Severe pain in your shoulders while playing your favorite sport, such as tennis, basketball and golf, may be caused by a torn ligament or dislocation of the shoulder bone. These may result from overuse of your shoulder while playing sports. Simple pain or acute injuries may be treated with conservative treatment, while chronic injuries may require surgical treatment.
Fractures of the femur bone, labral tear and hip dislocation are some of the common sports injuries affecting the hip. The hip joint bears more weight and is more susceptible for injuries while playing sports. Hip injuries require immediate medical intervention to avoid further complications. Rehabilitation programs and physical therapy are often recommended following medical intervention, where you need to perform certain exercises to strengthen your muscles and improve movements.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is major stabilizing ligament in the knee, which may tear with overuse while playing sports. The ACL has poor ability to heal and may cause instability. Other common sports injuries in the knee include cartilage damage and meniscal tear. Knee injuries during sports may require surgical intervention, which can be performed using a minimally invasive technique. Your surgeon will recommend physical therapy to strengthen your muscles, and improve elasticity and movement of the bones and joints.