Sports Medicine Surgery at Methodist and Proctor
You may think of sports medicine as a specialty for elite athletes. However, many recreational and amateur athletes have injuries that are best handled by a sports medicine specialist. Sports medicine doctors can help people get back to their activities and avoid future injuries.
People with physically demanding jobs like firefighting or farming sometimes need this same focus. If you need surgery due to a sports or work injury, the UnityPoint Health orthopedics team works with your sports medicine physician to get you back on track.
Why Choose Us for Sports Medicine Surgery?
Our orthopedic team is experienced in treating sports injuries that require surgery, from damaged rotator cuffs to ACL tears. At UnityPoint Health, you'll receive high-quality care that helps you return to your active lifestyle.
There are many advantages to choosing our hospitals for your sports injury surgery, including:
- Dedicated orthopedic hospital: Midwest Orthopaedic Hospital at UnityPoint Health – Proctor is a surgery center within a hospital. You'll get concierge-style treatment, including:
- Assigned nurse navigator to help you through each stage of your surgery
- Midwest Orthopaedics partnership to provide the most advanced care
- Conveniently located services, with pre-op to discharge together on the first floor
- Orthopedic-trained staff: Your care team includes experts in caring for orthopedic problems. They provide focused care, quickly assess issues and know what to do if there is a problem.
- Satisfaction: People who have surgery here tell us our care and communication help them feel confident and understand what they need to do. They're happy about how well their doctors explain their care.
- Physical therapy: Our expert therapists can help you get back to your active life. Learn more about our physical therapy services at Methodist, Pekin and Proctor.
Common Sports Injuries We Treat
Our care team can support treatment for a wide range of sports injuries, such as:
- Achilles tendon tears or overuse injuries
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in the knee
- Ankle sprains, or ankles that don't support you
- Biceps tendonitis, which causes pain near your shoulder
- Hip injuries
- Meniscus injuries in the pad behind your kneecap
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears in your knee
- Rotator cuff lesions (damage) and tears
Our Sports Injury Surgeries
Many sports injury surgeries can be done as minimally invasive procedures like arthroscopy. In arthroscopic surgery, surgeons make one or a few small incisions. They insert a tiny camera and tools and repair your injury with them.
You'll generally go home the same day with these types of surgeries. UnityPoint Health offers:
Achilles tendon repair
Your Achilles tendon connects your calf to your heel and helps you flex your toes. You can damage your Achilles tendon with a sudden twisting motion or with repetitive motions over time.
We offer several types of Achilles tendon surgeries. Your doctor will work with you to decide if a repair, graft or transplant is the right choice for you.
ACL repair (knee ligament)
You might tear your ACL when your knee goes one way and you go another, such as a fall or car accident. When possible, surgeons repair a torn ACL using minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery.
Biceps tendon repair (upper arm)
You might need bicep tendon repair surgery because of a sudden injury, damage over time from repeated motions or aging. Your surgeon will choose the most appropriate surgery technique to sew or fix your bicep muscle in the correct position.
PCL repair (knee ligament)
People tear their PCL when their knee takes a direct hit while it is bent or twists while playing sports. Surgeons may repair your PCL using arthroscopic or traditional surgery. In some cases, they may need to reconstruct the tendon.
Rotator cuff repair (shoulder)
The rotator cuff in your shoulder helps you move your arm around, up and down. A hard hit or sudden yank can tear this connective tissue. Your surgeon may be able to repair the torn rotator cuff with arthroscopic surgery. If your injury is large or complex, your surgeon may decide on a traditional surgery
Call UnityPoint Health – Peoria Orthopedic Services at 833-662-3278 with questions or to set up an appointment.
Methodist Orthopedic Services
Mazor X™ Robotic-Assisted Surgery
221 NE Glen Oak Ave.
Peoria, IL 61636
Proctor Orthopedic Services
Midwest Orthopaedic Hospital
5409 N Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
Pekin Orthopedic Services
600 S. 13th St.
Pekin, IL 61554
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