Whether you are a professional athlete, sports enthusiast, or weekend warrior, when you sustain a sports injury, you want to seek treatment from a team of experts who understand the complex nature of sports medicine. At Pomerado Orthopedic Specialists, we take pride in helping our patients achieve optimum health and function. When you come in for a visit, you are warmly welcomed by our expert staff of doctors and therapists. It is important to us that you participate actively in making proper health care decisions, so we work as a team to inform you of your condition and the possible options available to you. We take our work very seriously and understand that if you need a sports medicine in San Diego, you want to go to someone with experience and compassion. Dr. William W. Winternitz, Jr. has two decades of experience and is a highly regarded teachers at the UC San Diego Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a sub specialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine. So he’s the one to turn to when you are injured.
Sports medicine is a branch of orthopedic medicine and our San Diego sports medicine specialists are highly skilled to help you recover from any sports injuries. Our office treats all general orthopedics injuries, fracture care, sports injuries, rehabilitation, and prevention, and repetitive motion injuries. Your team will also put together a rehabilitation strategy that will get you back on your feet quickly and as thoroughly as possible. Sport and exercise medicine doctors are specialist physicians who have completed medical school, appropriate residency training and then specialize further in sports medicine or ‘sports and exercise medicine’. Specializing in the treatment of athletes and other physically active individuals, sports and exercise medicine physicians have extensive education in musculoskeletal medicine. SEM doctors treat injuries such as muscle, ligament, tendon and bone problems, but may also treat chronic illnesses that can affect physical performance, such as asthma and diabetes. SEM doctors also advise on managing and preventing injuries. Exercise programs to enhance performance, maintain strength and agility, or for rehabilitative or restorative purposes are also part of what we offer our patients.
The sports medicine care in San Diego is very comprehensive. We treat many types of injuries using state of-the-art technologies including platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. A loose particle of the knee bone or a torn meniscus produces the common symptoms of knee pain, clicking, locking and instability. Arthroscopic surgery, an incision smaller than a grain of rice, gets rid of those symptoms in less than half an hour. The major ligament in the center of the knee, your ACL, is prone to injury when there are sudden stops and twisting during your activity. A one hour, outpatient procedure with very little post-op discomfort can address the pain and instability of an ACL tear. Ankle injuries are treated with a stabilization procedure. With a small incision, arthroscopically aided surgery is used for the unstable and painful ankle. So if you have been injured, let us help you get back in the game.