There are dozens of medical specialties, so it’s easy to get confused about the definition of each. Sports medicine is the branch of medicine that focuses on the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of sports injuries. Similarly, orthopedics focuses on addressing disorders and injuries of the body’s musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, joints, muscles, cartilage, and other connective tissues. Both sports medicine specialists and orthopedic specialists can treat patients with sports injuries.
Treatment at Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group
The longest running orthopedic practice in the Tampa, Florida, area, Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group offers comprehensive diagnostics and treatment from board-certified sports medicine and orthopedic specialists, as well as physical therapists and other specially trained health care professionals. Our team cares for athletes of all ages and levels with conditions like:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
- Shin splints
- Rotator cuff tears
- Bone fractures
- Joint sprains
- Muscle strains
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Tennis elbow
- And others
Contact Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group today to learn more about how we help athletes at our center in South Tampa. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our physicians, treatments, and accepted insurances.