Specialists in sports medicine use the most advanced medical and surgical treatments and physical therapy to help both serious and casual athletes resume active lifestyles. Procedures include:
- Arthroscopic repair of knees, shoulders and ankles, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, shoulder stabilization and rotator cuff repair
- Cartilage repair
- Cartilage transplants
- Replacement of meniscal cartilage
Physicians at Emerson’s Bone and Joint Center offer a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for sports medicine problems. The center includes orthopedic surgeons as well as specialists in hand, spine and podiatry surgery, sports medicine and rheumatology. Bone and Joint Center physicians are located at Emerson’s Center for Specialty Care in Concord as well as in individual offices throughout the area.
Emerson offers advanced imaging technology such as MRI, CT scan and nuclear medicine in the Yeatts Radiology Center to aid in the accurate diagnosis of orthopedic conditions.
Orthopedic surgeons work closely with Emerson’s expert anesthesiologists, who provide clinical anesthesia services for patients. Available at the hospital 24 hours a day, anesthesiologists also consult on pain management for those with chronic pain.
Emerson’s experienced orthopedic surgeons offer comprehensive sports medicine care, from joint replacement surgery and minimally invasive procedures to sports medicine treatments for the serious or casual athlete. They are experts at repairing bones and replacing cartilage, as well as performing complex procedures such as reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
Emerson’s bone and joint specialists use a multidisciplinary approach—surgeons, physical therapists, physiatrists, rheumatologists and others collaborate to determine the best treatment option for each patient. If surgery is necessary, Emerson offers a wide range of orthopedic surgery procedures including minimally invasive surgery.
Care after surgery
In addition to skilled and experienced orthopedic surgeons, Emerson offers comprehensive support services for sports medicine patients who require surgery. If your surgery requires a hospital stay, you will be cared for by the hospital’s highly regarded nursing staff, many of whom have special training in pain management—an important aspect of orthopedic care. Other services include:
Support Services and Groups
Emerson offers classes that can help people prepare for surgery. The Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster Workshop teaches mind-body techniques to engage the body’s natural healing processes. Program participants report less pain, fewer complications and faster recoveries.
Emerson also offers a wide range of community health and wellness programs and classes that can help participants learn about maintaining health or manage the stress associated with illness. A variety of stress reduction programs use approaches including mindfulness training, yoga and meditation, Tai Chi, Reiki and Qigong.