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Pinnacle Orthopaedics -  - Orthopedic Surgery

Pinnacle Orthopaedics

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Specialists located in McMinnville, TN

Whether you’re an athlete or play sports recreationally, you’re likely to suffer a sports injury at some time. Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon Jeffrey Peterson, DO, and his team are sports medicine experts who can treat your injury. They offer the highest level of care at Pinnacle Orthopaedics in McMinnville and Sparta, Tennessee. Call the nearest office or request an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports injuries happen for various reasons, like turning your body incorrectly, coming to an abrupt stop while in motion, and getting hit by another player. Regardless, your injury will likely need the attention of a sports medicine specialist.

Sports medicine focuses on helping athletes and other active people restore and regain the function of their injured area. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Peterson works with all ages at all levels of competition. Whether you play games recreationally or professionally, he can help you recover and get back in the game.

Dr. Peterson and his team specialize in musculoskeletal problems, joint injuries, and other conditions that affect people playing sports. He treats patients with a conservative approach to ensure the most successful outcomes.

What are the benefits of sports medicine?

When you suffer a sports injury, the treatments you need can differ from those used with other injuries. For example, sports medicine practitioners continue to care for you after your injury heals and as your condition improves, following up with preventive care.

Dr. Peterson and his team are highly skilled orthopedic specialists that offer expertise for every kind of sports injury. They provide effective treatment and create programs that help prevent further injuries.

What conditions does sports medicine treat?

When playing sports, you can suffer any one of several injuries that require Dr. Peterson’s medical attention and expertise. These injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Concussions
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Knee and shoulder injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow

Dr. Peterson uses shoulder and knee arthroscopy — including ACL reconstruction — to view damaged joints and perform surgery on them.

How are sports medicine injuries diagnosed?

At Pinnacle Orthopaedics, Dr. Peterson and his team complete a physical exam to find out if you can move your injured joint. He also asks you questions about your injury and to learn more about your medical history.

In most cases, he orders imaging procedures like X-rays, an MRI, a CT scan, or an ultrasound to determine how severe your injury is and to reach an accurate diagnosis. He then creates a customized treatment plan for you to follow. 

Call the experts at Pinnacle Orthopaedics today or go online if you need specialized sports medicine treatment.