Sports injuries are types of injuries that commonly happen during sports or exercise. They do not always happen with sports, but can be due to work incident or from everyday activities.
- Care at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
- Groups, Classes & Support
- Research & Clinical Trials
- Symptoms, Diagnosis & Outlook
Care at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Physicians at Penn State Bone and Joint Institute in Hershey offer expert treatment from fellowship-trained clinicians in all areas of sports medicine. We provide sports medicine care to the Hershey Bears Hockey Team, Harrisburg Senators Baseball Team, and local high schools. Our State College site provides care to the patients throughout central Pennsylvania as well as all Penn State University Athletes.
Our physicians specialize in restoring function to athletes of all levels. From sprains and strains to ligament reconstructions, and management of meniscal tears and cartilage defects in the knee, from rotator cuff and labral repairs to shin splints, we offer the latest technologies and treatment.
Treatment for sports injuries varies greatly, depending on both the injury and the patient.
Many sports injuries can be treated with rest, time, and coordinated and targeted physical therapy. We offer comprehensive therapy services, and our outpatient facility at Penn State Therapy Services is home to a unique underwater treadmill system that accelerates recovery.
Some sports injuries will require surgery. Our orthopaedic sports medicine surgeons have expertise in the arthroscopic management of hip, knee, and shoulder injuries.
Our Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians offer expertise in concussion management and safe return to sports following concussions, and we offer programs for sports injury prevention.
The healthcare team at Penn State Health is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality care through a coordinated team approach.
Departments and centers that play a role in treating sports injuries include:
Groups, Classes & Support
Support groups provide an opportunity to share your feelings and connect with other parents and caregivers who are experiencing similar struggles.
Learn more about support groups offered at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
Research & Clinical Trials
We have an active clinical science research program, and we frequently seek volunteers to participate in clinical trials. These studies help our scientists improve diagnostic techniques, develop better treatments, and collaborate with other researchers.
To see all clinical trials and learn how to volunteer, visit StudyFinder.