Sports Medicine

Mehling Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Hackensack, NJ & West Islip, NY

Managing chronic pain from a sports injury can be challenging and time-consuming, but board-certified orthopedic surgeons Brian Mehling, MD, and Pavel Yufit, MD, are here to help with superior sports medicine services at Mehling Orthopedics with multiple locations in Hackensack, New Jersey, or West Islip, New York. The surgeons at Mehling Orthopedics emphasize both treatment and patient education to give you the ability to make empowering decisions about your health care and get you back in the game as quickly as possible. Sports medicine has plenty to offer. Click or call today to get started.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is centered around treating sports injuries and enhancing sports performance. Sports medicine providers have special training in various effective methods to restore functioning after injury and get you back up and moving as quickly as possible.

Sports medicine doctors have knowledge and expertise in preventing illness and injuries in those who are active, professional athletes, people with physically demanding careers, like construction workers, and teens or adults who exercise and play sports.

When should you choose sports medicine?

Sports injuries that don’t warrant emergency medical attention can usually be successfully treated over time with sports medicine.

If you suspect you have any of the following injuries or concerns, you should visit Mehling Orthopedics:

  • Tendinitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Shoulder and knee injuries
  • Fractures
  • Concussions
  • Heat illness
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Joint degeneration and arthritis

The surgeons at Mehling Orthopedics can help diagnose any of these problems, so you can receive the best treatment. Treatments include pain-relieving injections and surgical procedures when necessary, such as a torn rotator cuff repair or an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair.

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment?

Platelets are present in cells in your blood. These platelets stimulate the healing of soft tissues and bone. Platelets contain growth factors that provide many ways of assisting in cell repair, including improving cell growth, acting as signals to the body’s immune system, and reducing inflammation.

Platelets contain cytokines, which are responsible for most repair processes in your body. They also attract stem cells that attach to the injured tissue to help blood coagulation.

PRP therapy is a treatment option the surgeons at Mehling Orthopedics provide to accelerate healing time. Your provider draws your blood from your arm, concentrates the platelets in a special machine, and injects the concentrated platelet-rich plasma into the injured or painful area.

A number of sports medicine conditions can be treated by PRP, including joint pain and ligament injuries. PRP can heal and regenerate lost, damaged, or aging tissue, making it an excellent non-pharmaceutical and nonsurgical alternative.

What is stem cell treatment?

Stem cells are primitive cells with the ability to self-replicate, decrease inflammation, and differentiate into multiple tissues.

Your provider naturally harvests these cells from your bone marrow, fat tissue, or blood before carefully injecting them into the painful area. Stem cells are used to treat many types of degeneration and chronic pain. Stem cell therapy can help with knee meniscus, arthritis, a torn knee ligament, and many other conditions.

Discover the impressive benefits of individualized sports medicine and call Mehling Orthopedics or click to book online.