Sports injury surgeon

A sports injury surgeon is an orthopaedic surgeon who has chosen to undertake further training in sports medicine surgery. This means the treatment of a wide range of injuries caused by participation in a sporting activity at both amateur and professional level.

They operate on a wide range of sports injuries which include ruptured Achilles tendon, torn knee cartilage and fractures.

Examples of sports injury surgery include:

  • Meniscus repair
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
  • Hamstring tendon graft
  • Rotator cuff surgery
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Patella tendonitis surgery

Most sports injury surgeons prefer to specialise in a particular field, for example, knee injuries.

Role of a sports injury surgeon at Harley Street

These are highly trained, qualified, experienced professionals who work in a particular speciality. They have the skills and expertise needed to undertake a wide range of procedures and the awareness of how importance the outcome is to the athlete.

Many of our surgeons work with professional sportspeople, e.g. footballers, who need to resume their sporting profession as soon as possible. But our surgeons offer the same high level of treatment and care to amateur and ‘weekend warrior’ type of athletes.

They consider other factors in your treatment such as your age, lifestyle and goals and devise an individual treatment plan which includes surgery. The aim is to restore full function to your injured part of the body to enable you to return to your chosen activity.

Harley Street sports injury surgeons are amongst the best in their field. They use the latest techniques and technologies and ensure that their knowledge is equally up to date.

If you are a keen sportsperson then our surgeons are the best people to help you resume your chosen activity.