Sports Medicine Specialist

Sander Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine -  - Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Sander Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine located in Weslaco, TX & Harlingen, TX

Whether you’re a professional athlete or just like to stay active in sports, you know how frustrating an injury can be. At Sander Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Weslaco, Texas, Michael Sander, MD, and his compassionate medical team offer comprehensive diagnostics and treatment services to help you recover from sports-related injuries. Dr. Sander is especially skilled in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including arthroscopy and reconstructive surgeries, to get you back on the field and playing again. Learn more about the available sports medicine treatment options by calling for an appointment or using the online booking feature.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What sports medicine services are available?

The Sander Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine team treats a wide variety of sports-related injuries using the latest technologies and advanced surgical procedures, including minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery.

Dr. Sanders is a certified physician in sports medicine, and he and his skilled team can diagnose and treat conditions like:

  • ACL tears
  • Knee pain
  • Bone fractures
  • Joint dislocations
  • Rotator cuff injuries

The goal of treatment is to improve your mobility and alleviate chronic pain without causing additional trauma to your body.

How are sports injuries diagnosed?

The team offers the latest technologies to diagnose sports-related injuries. Initially, they review your medical history and evaluate your overall health. To determine the exact nature of your injury, they can request imaging tests, such as a CT scan, X-rays, or MRI, to get a closer look at the area of injury.

In some cases, they may opt to explore the injured joint, tendon, ligament, or bone using a minimally invasive, arthroscopic procedure. This technique is also effective in treating conditions, like ACL tears, damaged joints, and rotator cuff injuries.

What is arthroscopic surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery is a surgical procedure the Sander Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine team uses to both diagnose and repair injuries in your knee, shoulder, and hip joint. This type of surgery requires a small incision, which the surgeon uses to insert small surgical instruments with an attached light source and camera system.

These instruments transmit real-time images back to an external monitor your doctor watches during the procedure. This allows them to get a closeup look at the internal structures of the injured joint.

Because only a small incision is necessary to make repairs, you can expect to heal faster than with traditional surgery techniques. Arthroscopic surgery also allows the team to perform more complex surgical repairs more effectively than with open surgery.

How soon can I return to sports?

Depending on the type of injury you have, the team creates a comprehensive treatment plan with a goal to get you back in the game. As everyone heals differently, they can discuss the anticipated timeline for your recovery during your initial consultation.

To ensure you come back stronger than ever, the team may schedule regular physical therapy appointments to strengthen your muscles, increase your flexibility, and enhance your overall sports performance.

Learn more about available options for treating sports-related injuries by calling the Weslaco office directly or using the online booking feature.