Sports Medicine Specialist

Orthopaedic Institute For Spinal Disorders

Orthopaedic Surgeon located in Houston, TX

There’s nothing more upsetting as an athlete than an injury that puts you on the bench for any length of time. Jose E. Rodriguez-Cordova, MD, FACS, and the expert team at Orthopaedic Institute For Spinal Disorders in Houston specialize in sports medicine and can help you recover from your injury quickly and safely so you can get back in the game. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on the management and treatment of various injuries that affect athletes and active individuals. Dr. Rodriguez-Cordova is an avid sportsman and has devoted a portion of his orthopaedic practice to take care of athletes and help them recover so they can get back to doing the things they love.

What types of injuries can sports medicine treat?

The specialists at Orthopaedic Institute For Spinal Disorders offer general orthopaedic care with a focus on spinal surgery. In addition to managing any injury to the back or spine, Orthopaedic Institute For Spinal Disorders also provides care for injuries that affect your joints, including your shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles.

Examples of joint injuries common in athletes include rotator cuff tears in the shoulder and ligament tears in the knee.

What can I expect from treatment for my sports injury?

The team at Orthopaedic Institute For Spinal Disorders provides individualized care for each patient and develops a personalized treatment plan for you based on your injury, the degree of damage, and the sport you were playing, as well as your overall health.

Treatment may include:

  • Over-the-counter anti-inflammatories or pain medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Injections
  • Electrical stimulation

The team at Orthopaedic Institute For Spinal Disorders aim to provide the least invasive treatments possible to help you recover quickly. If surgery is necessary to repair your injury, the team uses the most current treatments available, including minimally invasive options.

For a joint injury, Dr. Rodriguez-Cordova may recommend arthroscopic surgery to assess and repair the damage. During this type of procedure, Dr. Rodriguez-Cordova makes a small incision and inserts a surgical camera to take a better look at your joint. Then, if needed, he inserts tiny surgical instruments through another incision and repairs the damage.

How long does it take to recover from a sports injury?

Recovery after your sports injury varies and depends on the degree of your injury and your overall health. The team at Orthopaedic Institute For Spinal Disorders wants nothing more than for you to get back to your sport and exercise routine as quickly as possible and provides the most effective care to help you get there.

For management of your sports injury, call Orthopaedic Institute For Spinal Disorders or schedule a consultation online today.