Sports Medicine Procedures & Conditions
Houston, TX

Sports-related or exercise-related injuries and conditions of the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, or other joints can derail the short and long-term goals of the active individual. Treating these injuries is especially complex, as the goal of surgical interventions is to alleviate discomfort and return the patient to pre-injury performance.

At INOV8 Orthopedics in Houston, we have a premier team of surgeons, physical therapists, and physician assistants that have expertise in sports medicine. We can give you an accurate diagnosis and optimized treatment plan for your specific needs.

Hip Trochanteric Bursitis

Hip trochanteric bursitis is a condition that involves inflammation of the bursa on the outside of the hip. This area is known as the greater trochanter. Non-invasive treatments from our Houston sports doctors include anti-inflammatory medications, ice, physical therapy, and steroid injections. However, severe trochanteric bursitis may require surgical intervention.

AVN Avascular Necrosis

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is a disease caused by a loss of blood supply to the bone. When this happens, bone tissue dies and the bone collapses.

There are many potential causes of AVN, such as injury, damage to blood vessels, or even long-term use of corticosteroids. In order to diagnose AVN, our top orthopedic group will use an MRI or a radionuclide bone scan.

The treatment plan for AVN will depend on your age, health, and the severity of your disease. Surgical interventions performed by our orthopedic group in Houston may include an osteotomy, which reshapes the damaged bone. Extreme cases require a total hip replacement.


Patellar Dislocation

The patella is your kneecap. As the name implies, a patellar dislocation occurs when the kneecap becomes dislodged from its natural positioning. While a dislocation itself does not necessarily require surgery, it can damage supporting tendons and ligaments. If this occurs, our team of Houston orthopedic doctors will need to perform reconstructive knee surgery.

Overuse Conditions in Knee

There are a multitude of overuse conditions of the knee. These include runner’s knee, IT band syndrome, and patellar tendinitis, just to name a few. Our team will develop a custom treatment plan for your condition and will seek to restore mobility. We strive to provide the best patient outcomes using the latest treatment options available.

Knee Pain

Generalized knee pain can be debilitating. These injuries can be due to overuse, osteoarthritis, or an undiagnosed injury. Our sports medicine team will work to diagnose your injury through physical examination and advanced imaging. Once we have discovered the source of your knee pain, we will develop a custom treatment plan to provide you with relief.

AC Joint Arthritis or Injury

The AC joint is located at the front of the shoulder. It is found where the shoulder blade meets the collarbone. The AC joint plays a key role in a variety of movements and sports-related activities.

Over time, athletes can develop injuries to the AC joint. They may also develop AC joint arthritis. We have a variety of treatment methods available to address these conditions, including minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery.


Overuse Conditions in Shoulder

Like the knee, the shoulder plays a key role in a variety of sports activities. Since the shoulder is used so heavily, it can be subject to overuse conditions. These conditions may include inflammation, AC joint arthritis, and other injuries that reduce mobility. Our team will strive to provide an accurate diagnosis so that we can get to work on treating your overuse condition at its source.

Shoulder Pain

Generalized shoulder pain is a common occurrence for athletes that participate in a variety of sports. Anyone from basketball players to weightlifters may experience shoulder pain at some point in their lives. Addressing this pain first requires an accurate diagnosis.

Our top orthopedic group will use the latest imaging technology to locate the source of your pain. We will then seek to resolve the pain with the least invasive approach possible.


Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon runs along the back of your heel and up into your calf. Achilles’ tendinitis is characterized by heel pain, tenderness, and swelling. Typically, runners and weekend warriors are the most susceptible to this condition.

Fortunately, this unpleasant condition does not require surgery. It can be resolved with rest and physical therapy. Our team of Houston sports doctors will likely want to perform imaging to rule out more serious conditions, such as an Achilles rupture.


Achilles Tear/Rupture

Unlike Achilles tendonitis, an Achilles tear is a serious condition. It involves a complete or partial disruption of the tendon and can prevent you from being able to raise your foot. Depending on the severity of your tear, our team may need to perform corrective surgery. During the operation, our Houston sports medicine experts will need to reconnect the calf muscle to the bone of your heel.

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Inov8 Orthopedics

10496 Katy Fwy Suite 101
Houston, TX 77043

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