Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Ligaments are fibrous, elastic bands of tissue that connect and stabilize the bones. An ankle sprain is a common, painful injury that occurs when one or more of the ankle ligaments is stretched beyond the normal range of motion. Sprains can occur as a result of sudden twisting, turning or rolling movements.

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This condition is a compression injury to the ulnar nerve near the elbow. This is the nerve that produces a jolt when you bump your “funny bone.”

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This condition is a fracture, or break, of one or more of the metacarpal bones of the hand. The fracture may be nondisplaced, in which the bones remain aligned, or displaced, in which the fractured ends shift out of alignment. Without proper treatment, the bones may not heal correctly. This can result in improper alignment of the fingers, leading to poor hand function.

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Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible connective tissue that protects the ends of bones in the joints. Osteoarthritis is common in the knees because the knees bear the weight of the body. Osteoarthritis of the knee can severely impact a person’s lifestyle.

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Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It develops over time, often because of the wear and tear of daily activities.

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This condition is a wearing away of cartilage in the hip joint caused by arthritis, which can develop because of trauma, infection, age or autoimmune disorders.

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The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint. The ball of your upper arm bone fits into a socket in your shoulder blade. If the ball slips out, your shoulder has “dislocated.”

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An area of medicine focusing on the correction of deformities of bones or muscles. This specialty, involving the musculoskeletal system, often relies on both surgical and nonsurgical means of treatment.

What is the difference between a sports medicine specialist and an orthopedic surgeon?

Orthopedic surgeons specialize in the operative treatment of injuries while sports medicine providers specialize in the prevention, evaluation, and management of sports-related illnesses and/or injuries that might occur to your child, teen, or young adult. This may include any of the following: pre-participation sports physicals, injury prevention education, sports psychology issues (including eating disorders), nutrition and supplement issues, injury evaluation and treatment, fracture care (non-surgical), sprains and strains, low back pain (incidental or chronic), dislocations, ligament and cartilage injuries, avulsions and bone stress fractures, apophysitis, tendonitis, injury from overuse, spondylolysis (back stress fractures), exercised-induced asthma, concussion, impact of diabetes in sports, heat illness, second opinion concerning surgery, and more. Approximately 90% of all sports injuries are non-surgical.

Both are well trained in musculoskeletal medicine.

Sports Medicine specialists also have additional expertise in non-orthopedic problems, such as concussions, exercise-induced asthma, and nutrition.

Pediatric Sports Medicine specialists are board certified through the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Who can be treated by a Sports Medicine specialist?

Everyone. The same expertise used to treat competitive athletes can be utilized to restore non-athletic individuals to full function as quickly as possible. Sports medicine specialists are ideal physicians for athletes and non-athletes alike and are an excellent resource for people wanting to become more active or start an exercise program.

Our Services

  • ACL Reconstructions
  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
  • Arthroscopy
  • Athletic Team Coverage
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • General Orthopedics
  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Hand and Nerve Surgery
  • Hand/Wrist Fracture & Dislocation
  • Hip Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip/Knee/Shoulder Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Labrum Repair
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (Hip)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (Knee)
  • Minor Fractures
  • Minor Office Surgery
  • Muscular Pain & Dysfunction
  • Nerve Pain & Dysfunction
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sports
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery & Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Sport Medicine
  • Sports Injuries
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement


Orthopedics is the area of medicine that deals with the medical and surgical care of the musculoskeletal system. Sports medicine deals with the physical fitness, and the prevention and treatment of injuries, related to sports and exercise. Our orthopedists and sports medicine specialists here at Granger Medical Clinic diagnose, treat,…


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