Board-Certified Sports Medicine Specialist in St. Louis
You don’t have to be a professional athlete to suffer a sports injury. Many amateurs, including weekend warriors and student athletes, are often temporarily sidelined due to an injury sustained on the field, court, or greens.
Dr. Ryan T. Pitts is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in the St. Louis, Missouri, area to be board certified in the area of sports medicine. He provides the most advanced and comprehensive care for sports-related injuries to help reduce your pain, return you to your sport, and prevent further injury.
Dr. Pitts is well-versed in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injuries common to sports or exercise, including:
- ACL and PCL ligament tears
- Meniscus tear
- Articular cartilage damage in the knee
- Hip labral tears
- Sprains and strains
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder labral tears
- Shoulder impingement syndrome
- Shoulder instability
- Achilles tendon tear
- Tennis elbow, Golfer’s elbow, and Pitcher’s elbow
While some of these injuries may eventually require surgery Dr. Pitts will first employ non-surgical treatments such as medications, injections, PRP and stem cell therapy, activity modification, and physical therapy whenever possible. If these conservative solutions don’t successfully resolve your injury and restore your function, you may need surgery.
Dr. Pitts specializes in arthroscopic procedures for the shoulder, knee, and hip. Sports medicine doctors routinely perform arthroscopy to treat a number of sports injuries.
Using only one or two small incisions around the area of injury, Dr. Pitts can repair torn ligaments, tendons, and cartilage, as well as remove bone spurs, loose cartilage, or inflamed lining in joints such as the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle. Performed on an outpatient basis, arthroscopic surgery results in less bleeding and pain, decreased risk of infection, and faster recovery time than traditional open surgeries.
If you sustained a sports injury, why not see the best medical specialist for you: an orthopedic surgeon who is board certified in the field of sports medicine. Call Orthopedic Associates today at (314) 714-3285 to make an appointment with Dr. Ryan T. Pitts, or you can request an appointment online.