with Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Bowers
Sports Medicine involves prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, not only of athletes, but of all active children and adults. Most sports medicine injuries are treated without surgery, but when surgery is necessary, there are a number of options available depending on the problem. Arthroscopy can be employed in many situations and has revolutionized orthopedic surgery. It is the original “minimally invasive surgery.” It allows thorough, accurate evaluation of a joint, enabling us to perform surgeries that previously required large incisions and in-patient hospital stays.
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Our sports medicine procedures are performed at either the Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center or Virtua Memorial Hospital. Most cases are performed on an outpatient (same-day surgery) basis. On the day of surgery, you will meet with an anesthesiologist who will review your medication options with you. When appropriate, a regional nerve block will be offered. The nerve block is highly recommended to help manage post-operative pain while minimizing or eliminating the need for narcotic pain medications. Upon discharge home, you will be provided prescriptions for any needed medications and typed instructions regarding your postoperative care.
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons