Whether it’s help with an injury or help preventing injuries, you can turn to Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Center for care. If you’re in organized sports, athletes can be seen without an appointment when referred to us by their coach or athletic trainer.
What Is Sports Medicine?
The sports expertise at Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Center runs deep. You can find our physicians everywhere from the sidelines of local high school games to the dugouts of Major League Baseball teams. We’re also proud to serve as the official team physicians for the ECU Pirates and have been working with the East Carolina University athletic department and its athletes for more than 35 years.
Our team rosters multiple specialized sports medicine physicians with advanced training to ensure performance on the field, trail or court. Dr. Barsanti, Dr. Duke, Dr. Hasty and Dr. Perdue have earned certification in sports medicine from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. McGraw and Dr. Perdue have also completed additional fellowship training in sports medicine.
So whether it’s help with an injury or help preventing injuries — for elite athletes and hobbyists alike — we’re ready to get you back to what you enjoy.
Remember: Athletes can be seen without an appointment when referred to us by their coach or athletic trainer.
What is an Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy (scope) is a minimally invasive orthopedic procedure surgeons use to diagnose and treat joint problems via a small incision using advanced technology to visualize inside the joint. Arthroscopy is an extremely valuable procedure and option, as it is generally easier on the patient than “open” surgery. Most arthroscopic surgeries are outpatient procedures.
Reconstruction vs. Replacement
Joint reconstruction focuses on repairing the damaged joint. Joint replacement focuses on replacing the damaged joint completely (or partially) with prosthetics made from metal, plastic or ceramic materials.
The advancement of medicine, technology and treatment has significantly expanded the options for non-operative treatments (vs. surgery). Non-operative options include, but are not limited to, platelet- rich plasma (PRP), stem cell therapy (BMC), amniotic injection therapy, cortisone injections, viscosupplementation and physical therapy.
Our Physical Therapy Department specializes in getting you back into action with a recovery plan. Our staff are skilled in orthopedics and sports medicine and work directly with your physician to tailor a treatment program that ensures the best possible outcome for you.
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