Connecticut's Top Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialists
Locations throughout Fairfield County, including Trumbull, Shelton, Fairfield, Stratford, and Westport.
A Top Sports Medicine Practice.
Why Choose OSM?
For those suffering joint, bone or muscle pain due to sports injury or repetitive strain, the comprehensive Sports Medicine team at OSM utilizes the expertise of Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons and Sports Medicine Specialists to treat sports injuries. Many of our surgeons have acted as team physicians for high school, college and professional teams. Our patient centered approach ensures that each patient’s care plan is based on their lifestyle, activities and goals.
The tendons are the fibrous bands of tissue that connect muscle to the bones are allow for range of motion and stability. These tendons can become damaged or inflamed due to repetitive stress or a sports injury. If the tendons are continually damaged they may become partially or completely torn. Symptoms of tendonitis often include pain, a lump around the tendon and swelling. Common forms of tendonitis in athletes include:
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Jumper’s Knee
- Pitcher’s Shoulder
- Swimmer’s Shoulder
- Tennis Elbow
The bursa are small fluid filled sacs that surround various joints of the body and allow for a smooth surface for the joints to function. When the bursa become irritated or injured, due to an injury or repetitive strain, they can begin to swell and cause pain around the joint. This injury is common in athletes but can affect non-athletes as well.
Fractures occur when any bone is stressed past its intended capacity and are often the result of a sports injury or sudden impact. Bone fractures can cause debilitating pain and weakness and need to be addressed quickly.
Strains and sprains are among the most common injuries in athletes. Whether it is an ankle, hamstring, shoulder or knee – our team of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine specialists can treat you quickly and effectively and get you back on the field.
Physical therapy is an integral part of the treatment of orthopaedic and sports injuries. At OSM, our providers work closely with one another to provide the ideal care for each patient. Many times, physical therapy is used in conjunction with therapeutic injections to maximize pain relief and strengthening.
PRP is a natural treatment and comes from the patient’s own body. Plasma is a natural component of blood and contains red and white blood cells and platelets. Platelets are the growth factor proteins that are responsible for healing injuries. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) contains a protein concentration that is 5 to 10 times higher than what is found in normal blood. PRP injections includes drawing the patient’s own blood, then separating the plasma from the other cells and then increasing their concentration through a process called centrifugation. These highly concentrated platelets are then put back into the blood, which is then used as an injection.
Arthroscopic Procedures are used to treat a variety of bone and joint injuries including, knee injuries, shoulder injuries, hip injuries, elbow injuries and ankle injuries. During an arthroscopic procedure a small hole is made around the area of injury and a small camera, known as an arthroscope, is inserted into the area. Once the arthroscope is inserted, the surgeon can identify the damaged area and remove excess cartilage or bone fragments. In other instances, the surgeon may repair the tendons or ligaments utilizing small sutures or screws.