Sports Medicine

Care On and Off the Field 

Ortho-Sports-MedicineNo matter your age, sport, or ability level, you can look to the sports medicine team at Spectrum Health Lakeland for expert diagnosis, treatment, therapy, and follow-up care. We treat elite and student athletes, and “weekend warriors.”

Our sports medicine team has extensive experience providing care for trauma-induced sports injuries, as well as conditions caused by athletic wear and tear.  Our dedicated team of orthopedic physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers help athletes at all levels overcome injuries and achieve personal peak performance. Damage that might once have kept you on the sidelines permanently can be repaired with little or no loss of function.

Being Active Can Be Hard on the Body

Extensive training, experience, and sophisticated technology enable accurate diagnosis, personalized treatments, and rehabilitation for a wide variety of sports injuries such as:    

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Dislocations
  • Foot & ankle injuries
  • Fractures
  • Golfer's & tennis elbow
  • Ligament & tendon injuries (ACL and MCL)
  • Meniscus tears
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis

 

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Hip replacement: Connie Harmacinski "A humbling experience"

When Connie's hip pain didn’t go away, she knew it was time to seek help from orthopedic surgeon, Nicholas Loafman, DO.

Total Shoulder Replacements (Kenneth Edwards, MD)

Find out what’s causing your shoulder pain and what can be done about it.

Total Hip Replacements (Kenneth Edwards, MD)

Find out what’s causing your hip pain and what can be done about it.

Total Knee Replacements (Kenneth Edwards, MD)

Find out what’s causing your knee pain and what can be done about it.

Knee replacement: Steve Petlick "A home run experience"

When pain in his knees began to interfere with his ability to keep up on the field, he turned to orthopedic surgeon, Kenneth Edwards, MD. Since undergoing double knee replacement surgery he's now back in the game pain free.

Knee Injury: Jonathan Paulus "Bouncing Back from an Injury"

While playing a game of basketball, 37-year-old Jonathan Paulus noticed discomfort in his knee. In the days that followed he could no longer straighten his knee and knew it was time to seek medical care.

Knee Replacement: Tom Norbey "Nothing to Be Scared Of"

Tom Norbey spent years in pain before he considered getting knee replacement surgery at Lakeland Medical Center.

Orthopedic Surgery: Caren Rossow "Begin with the End in Mind"

After years of wear and tear on her body, Caren Rossow was knee-deep in pain. Since undergoing a bi-lateral knee replacement Caren is back living life the fullest.

Orthopedic Surgery: John Hoffman “Four Surgeries in Four Years”

Over the course of four years he experienced limited function in both of his knees and shoulders.

My Aching Shoulder: Common Problems and Treatments (Jeffrey Postma, DO)

Listen to orthopedic surgeon Jeffrey Postma, DO, as he discusses how to keep shoulders pain-free by understanding common conditions, avoiding injuries, and the latest treatments.

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