At the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Center at MedStar Harbor Hospital, we offer numerous programs and services for those athletes or active individuals looking to enhance their performance, skills, and abilities.
Fracture care treatment is different for each individual and depends on the extent of the fracture. Treatment can range from a special shoe or cast to surgery for more severe fractures. A surgeon may use plates, metal or absorbable screws, pins, staples, or tension bands to hold the bones in place. Physical therapy is the second stage of treatment for a fracture, following the cast removal or surgery.
For patients with musculoskeletal injuries that cannot be seen, such as a muscle tear, a musculoskeletal ultrasound can help physicians accurately diagnose the problem and identify the best treatment options. Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body and can provide pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and soft tissue.
With no radiation exposure, a musculoskeletal ultrasound is safe, accurate, and efficient for both patients and doctors.
Orthotics devices worn in the shoe can re-align a person's foot and reduce some of the injuries that begin at the foot and travel upward. Because the feet are the body's main shock absorbers, a number of injuries and conditions can arise when they are compromised. If used properly, orthotics can absorb the shock, reducing the risk of injury. MedStar Harbor offers semi-custom orthotic services for adults, adolescents, and children.
At MedStar Harbor Hospital, we take a balanced approach to fitness by developing a customized exercise program designed to meet your specific needs and goals. Many of our clients have medical issues, and we highly encourage them to continue exercising following discharge from therapy to achieve better health.
MedStar Harbor trainers are certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and have experience working with a wide range of physical limitations that restrict clients' ability to exercise.
Services—including yoga, general fitness, and post-rehabilitation for breast cancer clients—are provided at several locations and may also be arranged at your home or gym.
Tendon reconstruction is a treatment employed to repair tendon tears. For less severe tears, suturing may suffice. If you have an acute tear, your doctor will use tendon tissue grafts, taken either from elsewhere in the leg or from a tissue bank, to make the repair.
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