Athletic Injuries

Sports-Related Injuries & Conditions


An accident, impact, poor training practices, improper equipment, lack of conditioning, or insufficient training or warm-up can cause a sports injury. Injuries may are often categorized as acute or chronic/overuse. Common athletic injuries are fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, and tendinitis.

Our surgeons are leading the way in orthopedic sports medicine. The field of sports medicine has evolved to include a greater focus on injury prevention, research-based outcomes, and regenerative medicine. We aim to prevent injuries before they happen and return athletes to their sport as quickly and safely as possible. 

Dr. Witte with ACL soccer athlete



ACL injuries are devastating injuries to athletes because of the long recovery timeline. Our team utilizes the latest technology and techniques to minimize downtime and return athletes safely to their sport.

Learn more about ACL Injuries

PRP Injections

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical therapy that utilizes a patient’s blood to stimulate a healing reaction within a damaged joint or tissue. Sano Sports Medicine Surgeons use this therapy as a conservative treatment and as an adjunct to surgery.

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Youth Sports Prevention

Did you know that nearly half of all youth sports injuries can be prevented? Our surgeons share some injury prevention best practices.  Let’s focus on the FUN and these tips to keep kids playing sports.  

Prevention Tips


The major differentiation for a fracture in comparison to all of the aforementioned injuries is that a fracture signifies a break in the bone. Although typically very small, these fractures can result in a large amount of pain and potential complications.

There are several different types of fractures that a person can have, such as:

  • An oblique fracture
  • A stable fracture
  • A compound fracture
  • A comminuted fracture
  • A transverse fracture

It is important to seek professional treatment for a fracture in order to set the bone properly before it begins to heal. A bone that has healed abnormally will almost certainly cause long-term pain and discomfort for the patient.

Tommy John Surgery / UCL

UCL sprains, strains and tears are common in athletes. When the stress of pitching or overhead throwing tears the UCL, Tommy John Surgery is the procedure to stabilize the inner side of the elbow. Our Sports Medicine Surgeons specialize in UCL surgery for athletes. 

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Shoulder Injuries

Athletes can injure their shoulders from repetitive use or trauma.  It’s important to see a Sports Medicine Doctor to return athletes to competitive playing. 

Learn More about Rotator Cuff Injuries


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With fellowships in sports medicine, over 60 research articles published in the past 5 years, and presentations on injury prevention, our surgeons are leading the way in orthopedic sports medicine. Pro athlete, weekend warrior, little league coach, or sideline fan, our sports medicine specialists offer the care you need to keep you moving, from injury care and treatment to rehabilitation and recovery.

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