Sports Medicine

Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Clinics located in West Memphis, AR & Collierville, TN

Participating in sports, whether professionally or recreationally, is a great way to stay active and fit. However, high-impact sports can also increase your risk for common sports-related injuries, like meniscus tears and rotator cuff damage. At Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, with offices in Collierville, Tennessee, and West Memphis, Arkansas, experienced orthopedic surgeon, Michael Hood, MD, and his staff offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to keep you active and pain-free. Don’t let chronic pain take you away from the game. Schedule a consultation today by calling the office nearest you or book a consultation with Dr. Hood online now.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries, with the goal to restore your functionality and get you back to the activities you enjoy.

Dr. Hood and the staff at Delta Orthopaedics & Sports medicine provide comprehensive services to address common sports-related injuries like:

Leg and Knee Injuries:

  • ACL, PCL and MCL tears
  • Hamstring strains
  • Leg fractures
  • Patellar tendon tears
  • Patellar dislocation and fractures
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Shin splints

Foot and Ankle Injuries:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tears
  • High ankle sprains
  • Jones fracture
  • Lisfranc fracture
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fractures of the foot
  • Turf toe

Arm, Shoulder and Elbow Injuries:

  • Arm fractures
  • Broken collar bone
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder separation
  • Tennis elbow

Each office is fully equipped with the latest diagnostic technologies to ensure you receive a fast, accurate diagnosis and the appropriate treatment.

When should I seek treatment for a sports-related injury?

Common muscle strains and sprains can often be relieved with plenty of rest and over-the-counter medications. 

If your injury causes severe pain or limits your movement, it’s important to schedule a diagnostic consultation at Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine as soon as possible.

Prompt diagnosis and treatment of a sports-related injury can prevent a worsening of your condition and permanent disability.

Schedule a consultation if you experience:

  • Chronic pain
  • Uncontrollable swelling
  • Limited range of motion

If you suffer a head injury or an open wound while participating in sport, seek emergency medical care at a local hospital or call 911.

How are sports injuries treated?

The medical team at Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine creates a custom treatment plan based on the severity of your symptoms and the type of injury you have.

Before considering surgery, Dr. Hood may recommend physical therapy in combination with injections of anesthetic and anti-inflammatory medications. These treatments can provide pain relief and increase your mobility after soft tissue sprains or tears.

Regenerative medicine therapies using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cells are also available. These injectable treatments rely on the power of growth factors that stimulate new, healthy cells to replace those damaged by injury or disease.

If you suffer a shoulder dislocation, Dr. Hood may recommend minimally invasive surgery to stabilize the joint and repair tissue damage. 

If you experience serious damage to your ACL or meniscus, Dr. Hood may recommend surgery to repair or reconstruct the damage.

In addition to diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries, the Delta Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine staff offer resources to improve your performance on the field and prevent your risk for additional injury.

To keep you in the game, don’t delay an evaluation for a sports-related injury. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Hood now using the online booking feature or by calling the office nearest you today.