Orthopaedic Sports Medicine is a subspecialty of Orthopaedic Surgery and at least a one year university affiliated fellowship is required to obtain this training. The objective of this discipline is the investigation, preservation and restoration by medical, surgical and rehabilitative means of all structures of the musculoskeletal system affected by athletic activity.
The Orthopaedic Sports Medicine specialist has a profound knowledge of soft tissue biomechanics, injury healing and repair of lesions, and can give the best possible therapeutic advice for your problem. The most frequently treated lesions are a rotator cuff tear and instability of the shoulder, the meniscal, cartilage and ligament lesions on the knee, as well as tennis and golfer´s elbow. Some of them, involve damage in more than one structure and it is exactly in these cases were and adequate training can generate an excellent result and the complete rehabilitation of an individual.