Sports medicine is a specialty within orthopedics that focuses on the treatment and prevention of athletic injuries. Athletic injuries often affect the musculoskeletal system, including the bones, joints, and soft tissues. Although sports medicine specialists treat athletes, they also treat patients whose injuries did not occur during athletic activity. The goal of sports medicine is to diagnose and treat these injuries to help patients recover quickly and safely.
Sports-related injuries can prevent you from doing the activities you love. Dr. Hanzlik’s goal with treatment is to relieve chronic pain and help patients get back to their active lifestyles. He uses minimally invasive and cutting-edge treatments whenever possible to improve recovery times and help patients return to their normal activities as quickly and safely as possible. He also performs procedures in an outpatient surgical center whenever possible, so that patients can recover in the comfort of their own homes.
Hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to treat several conditions and injuries affecting the hip, including labral tears, gluteus medius tears, hip bursitis, and cartilage defects. In some cases, hip arthroscopy may help patients avoid or delay the need for more invasive procedures, like joint replacement. Hip arthroscopy is typically done as an outpatient procedure, so patients are able to return home the same day.
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Rotator Cuff Repair
Rotator cuff tears are common shoulder injuries among athletes and non-athletes alike. If the rotator cuff is torn, surgery is typically recommended because the torn tendon will not grow back or heal on its own. Dr. Hanzlik has specialized training in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, including rotator cuff repair using tendon grafts. Minimally invasive techniques like arthroscopic surgery can improve recovery times for patients. This procedure is typically done on an outpatient basis.