What is Sports Medicine?

Patients receive the latest and most effective diagnostics and treatment available in sports medicine using advanced surgical techniques, many of which were developed by Dr. Burke. He specializes in sports medicine treatments and also takes an active role in preventive medicine, educating the patient on avoiding sports and fitness related injuries. Athletes of any age or type of sport are welcomed at Dr. Burke Orthopedics, therefore exercise injuries or certain work-related injuries are sports medicine as well.

Common sports-related injuries that Dr. Burke treats are:

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An athlete’s first appointment typically involves a thorough interview, medical history review and evaluation of the condition using specific tests and diagnostic assessments. Our office includes a convenient MRI and radiology department if further imaging is necessary. Dr. Burke will design orthopedic treatments plans and implement it using the information collected during the initial evaluation.  Sports medicine treatments includes manual therapy, modalities (including ultrasound, phonophoresis, electrical stimulation, heat and ice, etc.), therapeutic or reconstruction exercises and also a home program.

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Why Would Dr. Burke Recommend Sports Medicine?

Dr. Burke may recommend his specialized sports medicine program for the following reasons:
  • Athletic injury
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Deformities of the spine or limbs

Symptoms of Needing Sports Medicine

Patients with the following symptoms may need the help of Dr. Burke’s sports medicine program:
  • Difficulty engaging in athletic activities
  • Severe pain when moving
  • Swollen and tender joints or muscles
  • Pain following strenuous athletic exercise

Benefits of Sports Medicine with Dr. Burke Orthopedics

Patients who use Dr. Burke’s sports medicine program can benefit from:
  • Treatment from a recognized sports medicine specialist
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Improved joint or muscle function
  • Improved movement
  • Reduced pain
  • Treatment from a sports medicine specialist that has worked with athletes from the Houston Oilers, Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets, and Los Angeles Lakers

Sports Medicine Rehabilitation

Advances in orthopedic surgery, particularly through arthroscopy, virtually eliminates in-patient treatment and significantly reduces the recovery time for patients. As a result, recovery time after various reconstructive trauma accelerates in other important ways as well. By emphasizing pre-surgery patient education and reducing post-surgery use of casts, splints and crutches, patients have full knowledge of how their recovery plan will progress. Dr. Burke introduces special physical therapy that athletes can utilize post-surgery, but even after healing.

Following sports medicine practices with Dr. Burke Orthopedics, athletes can return to their sport and exercise activities. An active lifestyle helps patients maintain an average body weight as well as strengthen the muscles around the joints. Patients are encouraged to return to their sport with new knowledge about sports-injury prevention and training.

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★★★★★ – by Kim R.

“I have been going to Dr. Burke for a couple years. Hands down he is the best doctor for Orthopedic needs. He is going to give you a straight forward answer on your options for treatment. He office staff is very friendly and willing to answer any questions that you may have. Aaron is the best assistant that Dr. Burke has on his staff.”

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“My wife has had both of her knees replaced. I have had rotator cuff surgery and trigger finger surgery. All of our surgeries were done by Dr. Burke and I can assure you that you will not find a better orthopedic surgeon anywhere. He truly cares about his patients. His also has exceptional staff – including his Physicians assistants and technicians.”

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“Dr. Burke saw me right away and even though my problem was not orthopedic related, he quickly helped me and even sent me to a cardiologist where I received immediate care and was admitted to the hospital for heart failure. Thanks to him, I am alive.”

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