The type of treatment that a player will get depends on the type of injury. A sportsperson goes through multiple injuries during his/her career. From the minor strains to the serious bone injuries, there are many sports injuries can happen through an athlete’s career. Some of them require a basic medical attention, while some of them need immediate surgeries.
Here are the common sports injuries mentioned below:
- Broken arm or wrist
- Back pain
- Broken Ankle
- Cartilage Damage
- Broken Knee Ligament
- Heel Pain
- Severe Head Injuries
- Shoulder Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Dislocated Shoulder
- Sprains & Strains
Severe and serious injuries require surgical procedures. The serious injuries may include badly broken bones, broken ligaments, and cartilage damage. The badly broken bones may require wires, plates, screws, or rods to correct the physicality and functioning.
There are two types of surgical procedures that an athlete might need to treat his injury. Those surgical procedures include; open surgery and arthroscopic surgery.
Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure and highly-efficient technique for rectifying joint problems. In Arthroscopic surgery, small incisions are made to insert Arthroscope – a small camera, and other surgical instruments.
Benefits of Arthroscopic surgery:
- Smaller incisions are made
- Less post-operative pain
- Less scarring
- Faster recovery
Not only athletes, but this treatment procedure is also a good option for those who want to get back to their normal life or work as soon as possible.
Common or famous sports knee injuries and their treatments:
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears
The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the four primary ligaments in our knee. Despite being the smallest of the four ligaments, it allows our knee to rotate. When your anterior cruciate ligament is injured, your knee becomes unable to bend or function to its full extent.
Causes of sprained or broken ACL sports injuries:
- Sudden change in the movement
- Incorrect landing techniques while jumping or running
- The abnormal force applied to the front or back of the knee
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tears
The posterior cruciate ligament is quite similar to the ACL, which connects the thigh bone to the shin bone. Despite being little larger and longer than the ACL, it is still tearable. The PCL injury leads to the experience of knee instability. This makes walking and bearing weight becomes difficult to handle for your knee.
The meniscus is the part of your bone that makes a cushion between your femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone). Each knee joint contains 2 meniscus. No matter you are an athlete or not, the meniscus tear can happen to anyone.
Causes of a meniscus tear:
- A sudden or pivot turn
- Heavy weight lifting
- Weak muscles
Head off to the Orthopaedic and joint replacement department of the Park Hospital Gurgaon, where the best orthopaedic doctors perform the most advanced surgeries and treatment procedures to rectify sports injuries.
There can be many causes for your ligament injuries in your knees and other joints, but the expert supervision of experienced orthopaedic doctors at Park Hospital is always ready to give the best treatment.