Orthopedic and Sports Injuries

School of Allied Health Sciences

Orthopedic injuries involve damage to the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. These injuries can result from trauma, overuse, repetitive strain, or degenerative conditions. Common orthopedic injuries include fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, and spinal disorders.


  • Diagnosis: Accurately diagnose orthopedic and sports-related injuries through comprehensive physical examinations, imaging studies, and other diagnostic modalities to determine the extent and nature of the injury.
  • Treatment: Develop personalized treatment plans tailored to the specific injury, which may include a combination of conservative measures such as rest, physical therapy, bracing, and medication, as well as surgical interventions when necessary.
  • Pain Management: Effectively manage pain associated with orthopedic and sports injuries through various modalities including medication, physical therapy, injections, and alternative therapies to improve patient comfort and function.
  • Rehabilitation: Facilitate rehabilitation programs focused on restoring strength, flexibility, proprioception, and function to injured areas, to return patients to their pre-injury level of activity and performance.
  • Injury Prevention: Implement strategies to prevent orthopedic and sports injuries through education, proper training techniques, biomechanical assessments, equipment modifications, and environmental adjustments.
  • Performance Enhancement: Provide guidance and support to athletes and individuals looking to enhance their performance through targeted strength and conditioning programs, biomechanical analysis, and injury risk reduction strategies.
  • Patient Education: Educate patients about their injury, treatment options, rehabilitation process, and injury prevention strategies to empower them to actively participate in their recovery and make informed decisions about their musculoskeletal health.
  • Collaborative Care: Foster interdisciplinary collaboration among orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, and other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive and coordinated care for patients with orthopedic and sports injuries.
  • Research and Innovation: Engage in ongoing research and innovation to advance the field of orthopedic and sports medicine, improve treatment outcomes, develop new technologies, and refine best practices for injury management and prevention.
  • Quality Improvement: Continuously evaluate and improve the quality of care provided to patients with orthopedic and sports injuries through outcomes assessment, performance metrics, patient feedback, and adherence to evidence-based guidelines and standards of practice.