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General Orthopedics

SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Neurosurgery & Nutrition Located in Huntsville, Madison, Athens & Decatur, AL

Prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment can prevent significant pain and disability resulting from musculoskeletal conditions or injuries. The expert medical team at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center provides a full range of general orthopedic services for all your aches and pains. Call SportsMED today to find out more or use the online form to book an appointment at one of our four locations in Huntsville, Madison, Athens, or Decatur, Alabama.

General Orthopedics Q & A

What is general orthopedics?

General orthopedics covers an extensive range of musculoskeletal problems from torn ligaments and broken bones to minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries for shoulder pain and total joint replacement procedures. SportsMED can do it all!

Your musculoskeletal system consists of:

  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Ligaments
  • Muscles
  • Nerves
  • Tendons
  • Cartilage

 

The fellowship-trained orthopedic experts at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center specialize in diagnosing and treating all musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. They also excel in the prevention of injury and disease and rehabilitation after trauma or orthopedic surgery.

What conditions does general orthopedics treat?

From torn ligaments and broken bones to minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery for shoulder pain and total joint replacement procedures, general orthopedics covers an extensive range of musculoskeletal problems.

Some of the more common orthopedic conditions the SportsMED team treats include:

  • Arthritis
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Foot and ankle conditions
  • Hand and arm conditions
  • Knee, shoulder, and hip conditions
  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Sports injuries
 

SportsMED provides complete orthopedic care, creating customized treatment plans that focus on your individual needs. Initial treatments typically include physical therapy, activity moderation, bracing or splinting, and medication. 

You might also benefit from treatments like:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Medial branch blocks
  • Nerve blocks
  • Peripheral joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint injection
  • Trigger point injections
 

The team of highly skilled physicians initially takes a conservative approach to your care unless otherwise indicated, as noninvasive treatments are often highly successful while involving minimal risks to patients.

What general orthopedic procedures are there?

There are numerous potential procedures in general orthopedics.

Some of the most common orthopedic procedures the team at SportsMED perform include:

  • Arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder, hand, and elbow
  • Total knee, hip, and shoulder joint replacement
  • Complex joint revision of the knee and hip when an original prosthetic implant fails

The physicians at SportsMED focus their skills on specific areas of expertise within general orthopedics. That means whatever you need, there’s a physician who has specialist skills in that area.

Whether you have an acute musculoskeletal injury or are experiencing chronic joint pain that’s affecting your daily activities, SportsMED can help.

Call today or use the online booking form to schedule an appointment.