Sports Medicine Specialist

Premier Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgery located in Dearborn, MI & Canton, MI

Participating in sports on an amateur or professional level increases your risk for injuries from direct contact or repetitive movements. At Premier Orthopedics, with offices in Dearborn and Canton, Michigan, skilled orthopedic surgeons, Alaa Mansour, DPM, and Jiab Suleiman, DO, offer comprehensive nonsurgical and surgical treatments for common sports-related injuries. The experienced medical team customizes treatment plans for labral tears, ruptured rotator cuffs, and other orthopedic conditions, so you can get back to the game you love. Call the Premier Orthopedics office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q&A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of sports and fitness-related injuries that affect athletes of all ages and skill levels.

The team at Premier Orthopedics offers a wide range of sports medicine services that address your unique symptoms and needs. You can receive comprehensive, nonsurgical care for sprains, strains, and fractures, as well as surgical treatments to repair:

  • Meniscus tears
  • Labral tears
  • Tendon damage
  • Rotator cuff ruptures
  • Patellar dislocations

The Premier Orthopedics surgeons also offer minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries to address injuries in your hips, ankles, knees, and shoulders. The team also performs ACL reconstruction surgeries if conservative therapies aren’t enough to ease pain or increase mobility.

Am I a candidate for surgical treatment of a sports-related injury?

While the Premier Orthopedics team specializes in minimally invasive surgeries for sports-related injuries, this type of treatment is generally a last-resort option.

Your provider completes a thorough physical exam and reviews your medical history to confirm your diagnosis. Before they suggest surgery, your orthopedic specialist may first try nonsurgical treatments, like medications and physical therapy.

If you need surgery for a sports injury, your Premier Orthopedics designs a surgical plan that focuses on restoring your range of motion and providing you with long-lasting pain relief. The surgeons can often use arthroscopic techniques to make repairs and help you recover faster.

What’s involved in arthroscopic surgery for sports injuries?

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique that minimizes trauma to your body. The Premier Orthopedics surgeons need to make only small incisions around the surgical site to make repairs. A scope with an attached camera goes into the incision and sends back real-time images of the surgical site to a monitor.

Arthroscopy reduces the risk of infection and scarring and allows you to heal faster than you might with traditional open surgery. Using specialized surgical instruments, the surgeon can operate with more precision and without damaging surrounding tissue.

After your surgery, the Premier Orthopedics team can provide you with physical therapy services available on-site. Physical therapy helps you recover more efficiently and assists with restoring your range of motion in the treatment area.

If you’re injured while participating in sports, schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the team at Premier Orthopedics. Call the office nearest you to schedule an appointment or book online today.