Common Sports Injuries

You don’t have to be a star athlete to enjoy sports and recreational activities. However, the same is true with sports injuries; just because you aren’t a professional, doesn’t mean you’re immune from injury. The surgeons at Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Center have the skill and expertise to handle a wide variety of sports related injuries, from the common to the complex. Learn more about some of the more common sports injuries we treat and schedule your appointment today.


Following are some of the more common sports injuries we treat in our practice. Please click on the link below to view information about these injuries from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


Compartment Syndrome

Shoulder & Elbow

Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow
Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder
Chronic Shoulder Instability
Common Shoulder Injuries
Dislocated Shoulder
Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete
Rotator Cuff Tears
Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
Shoulder Injuries in the Throwing Athlete
Shoulder Joint Tear (Glenoid Labrum Tear)
Shoulder Separation
SLAP Tears
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Throwing Injuries in the Elbow in Children

Hand & Wrist

Mallet Finger (Baseball Finger)
Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist
Sprained Thumb
Wrist Sprains

Hip & Thigh

Hamstring Muscle Injuries
Hip Bursitis
Hip Strains
Muscle Strains in the Thigh
Snapping Hip

Knee & Lower Leg

Adolescent Anterior Knee Pain
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
Collateral Ligament Injuries
Combined Knee Ligament Injuries
Common Knee Injuries
Meniscus Tears
Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)
Patellar Dislocation and Instability in Children (Unstable Kneecap)
Patellar Tendon Tear
Patellofemoral Pain “Runners Knee” Syndrome
Pes Anserine (Knee Tendon) Bursitis
Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
Prepatellar (Kneecap) Bursitis
Quadriceps Tendon Tear
Shin Splints
Stress Fractures
Unstable Kneecap

Foot & Ankle

Achilles Tendon Rupture (Tear) (video)
Ankle Fractures (Broken Ankle)
Ankle Fractures in Children
Lisfranc (Midfoot) Injury
Sprained Ankle
Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
Turf Toe

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