Sports Medicine

Overview

Sports Medicine focuses on the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries that occur in individuals with active lifestyles, ranging from recreational and competitive athletes to heavy laborers. Sports medicine injuries can present as constant or intermittent pain that occur suddenly or develop over time. Besides sudden pain, other symptoms include pressure, soreness, tenderness, instability, stiffness, swelling, cramping, numbness, tingling, clicking/locking, buckling/giving way or weakness. Injuries may be isolated or it can be complex and involve multiple anatomic structures, including bones, joints, muscles, soft tissue structures, cartilage, ligaments, capsules, and/or tendons. Regardless of the body part or structure(s) injured, sports medicine disorders can disrupt the patients’ active lifestyle limiting participation in many daily activities as well as sports or work.

Treatment of these injuries range from non-operative to surgical. Conservative treatments include physical therapy, medication (anti-inflammatories), injections (Cortisone, Viscosupplementation, Platelet Rich Plasma-PRP), assistive devices (crutches, orthotics, etc.), sports bracing (braces, immobilizer, splint, sling, etc.), education, in addition to activity and training modifications. If surgical intervention is indicated, many of the surgeries utilize minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques which are most often performed on an outpatient basis. These techniques allow for less scarring, and improved visualization to speed recovery and return to sporting activities and work.

Our Personalized and Patient-Centered Approach

Orthopaedic Associates acknowledges the importance of getting you back to your active lifestyle quickly and safely. We recognize that injury prevention is important to maintain your physical health. This includes an understanding of patient anatomy and biomechanics to incorporate into an advanced training program. We are dedicated to your rehabilitation regardless of your level of activity, whether you are a high school, college, professional, or recreational athlete or a manual laborer. Our specialists utilize a multidisciplinary patient-centered approach to provide you comprehensive care from diagnosis to treatment, rehabilitation, injury prevention, and return to activities. We have experience working with physical therapists and athletic trainers to coordinate care and recovery. Dr. Shambaugh is a member of the Providence College athletic program’s medical staff with specific responsibility for team and training room coverage. Our specialists are experienced in treating injuries sustained during physically demanding sports such as football, basketball, hockey, baseball, running, golf and tennis.

In the event that minimally invasive surgery is the optimal treatment for your injury, our highly skilled team of doctors and physical therapists are devoted to your full recovery by delivering specialized quality care pre- and post- surgery. Our specialists utilize minimally invasive surgery techniques that will have you on the road to recovery allowing you to return to your favorite sport, recreational activity, or job more quickly.

We offer the option of having the procedure performed in our in-house office operating room, providing you with surgical intervention that is substantially more convenient, efficient, and cost effective than an ambulatory or hospital setting.

Common Conditions

Orthopaedic Associates treats a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries specific to athletics and other high-intensity and/or recreational activities for injuries to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, foot, ankle, and back including but not limited to the following:

Shoulder

  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) Lesion Tear
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Shoulder Dislocation/ Instability
  • Proximal Biceps Rupture
  • Labral Tear (Bankart Lesion)
  • Little League Shoulder- Proximal Humeral Epiphyseolysis
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Fractures or Broken Bones

Elbow

  • Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Golfer’s Elbow -Medial Epicondylitis
  • Ligament Injury
  • Tendon Injury
  • Biceps Tendon Rupture
  • Little League Elbow – Medial Epicondyle Apophysitis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Fractures or Broken Bones

Wrist

  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Fractures or Broken Bones

Hip and Pelvis

  • Synovitis Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement)
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Loose Bodies
  • Hip Pain
  • Labral Tears (Hip)
  • “Snapping” Hip
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Hip Flexor injuries
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Stress Fractures
  • Bursitis

Knee

  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Knee – Loose Bodies/Spurs
  • Meniscal Tear
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Jumper’s Knee – Patellar Tendonitis
  • Runner’s Knee – Chondromalacia Patella
  • Patellofemoral Joint Pain or Instability
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

Ankle

  • Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Instability
  • Joint Inflammation
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Stress Fractures
  • Traumatic Fractures

Foot

  • Stress Fractures
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Inflammation
  • Traumatic Fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Spine

  • Sprains and Strains
  • Compression Fractures
  • Muscle Pulls
Surgical Interventions

Our experienced and skilled specialists are proficient in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques and proven effective surgical procedures, including but not limited to the following:

  • Arthroscopy of the Shoulder, Elbow, Hip, Knee, Ankle
  • Reconstruction of the Shoulder, Elbow, Knee, Ankle
  • Rotator Cuff Repair– Arthroscopic repair; Mini-open repair;
  • Shoulder Instability/ Labral Repair
  • Cartilage Restoration Procedures: Microfracture, Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation, Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation,
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction/ Repair (ACL, LCL, MCL, PCL, PF Ligament)
  • Partial Meniscectomy, Meniscal Repair
  • Patellofemoral Joint Instability Surgery
  • Pectorals Repairs
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Quadriceps and patellar tendon repairs
  • Osteotomies
  • Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) Lesion Tear Surgery
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Tendon Repair
Specialists
Common Conditions

Orthopaedic Associates treats a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries specific to athletics and other high-intensity and/or recreational activities for injuries to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, foot, ankle, and back including but not limited to the following:

Shoulder

  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) Lesion Tear
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Shoulder Dislocation/ Instability
  • Proximal Biceps Rupture
  • Labral Tear (Bankart Lesion)
  • Little League Shoulder- Proximal Humeral Epiphyseolysis
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Fractures or Broken Bones

Elbow

  • Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Golfer’s Elbow -Medial Epicondylitis
  • Ligament Injury
  • Tendon Injury
  • Biceps Tendon Rupture
  • Little League Elbow – Medial Epicondyle Apophysitis
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Fractures or Broken Bones

Wrist

  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Fractures or Broken Bones

Hip and Pelvis

  • Synovitis Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement)
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Loose Bodies
  • Hip Pain
  • Labral Tears (Hip)
  • “Snapping” Hip
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Hip Flexor injuries
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Stress Fractures
  • Bursitis

Knee

  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Knee – Loose Bodies/Spurs
  • Meniscal Tear
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Jumper’s Knee – Patellar Tendonitis
  • Runner’s Knee – Chondromalacia Patella
  • Patellofemoral Joint Pain or Instability
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

Ankle

  • Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Instability
  • Joint Inflammation
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Stress Fractures
  • Traumatic Fractures

Foot

  • Stress Fractures
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Inflammation
  • Traumatic Fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Spine

  • Sprains and Strains
  • Compression Fractures
  • Muscle Pulls

Cranston, RI

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