The Orthopaedic Center uses a concept designed to provide our patients with the most complete treatment for their orthopaedic injury. Whether a professional athlete, masters age group competitor or a weekend warrior, our goal is to provide our patients with state of the art medical care to allow them to get back in “the game” as quickly and as safely as possible.
Our Sports Medicine physicians serve as team physicians for several area high schools and professional sports teams. Dr. Holt competes in local and national marathons and is an avid basketball player. Personal experience such as this, gives our physicians a special rapport with their patients. With this special understanding of how important it is to stay in top condition, they can help the professional or amateur athlete and weekend warrior back to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible.
What is Sports Medicine?
Sports Medicine consists of the prevention, care and treatment of athletic injuries. However, not all injuries treated by a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon are the result of an athletic injury. A carpenter hammering nails or ceiling hanger can develop shoulder problems identical to those of a baseball pitcher. A fall from a ladder can result in a twisted knee exactly like that of a football player making a sharp pivot. Sports Medicine deals primarily with injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. Many injuries are able to be treated with aggressive rehabilitation.