Ligaments are cords of tough, flexible fibrous tissue that connect bones together and provide support to a joint. While ligaments are extremely strong, an awkward stretch or twist can cause a strain injury. With enough force, they can be torn—the most severe ligament injury.

People of all ages can suffer from sports-related injuries. Sprains, strains, muscle pulls, and tendonitis are all too familiar injuries that MD West ONE sports medicine physicians treat on a daily basis.

Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Physcians

We have fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians who specialize in treating sports injuries, so you can rest assured they can take care of even the most complex injury. They provide comprehensive sports medicine services including diagnosis, treatment, physical therapy, and when necessary, the latest surgical techniques such as arthroscopy. And because we know teamwork is key — MD West ONE, if neccessary, can utilize more than one subspecialist to treat your injury, minimize downtime, and expedite return to normal activity. Meet our sports medicine specialists below!

We Treat Sports Injuries for Athletes at All Levels

  • Youth Recreational Athletes

  • Youth League Athletes

  • High School Athletes

  • College Athletes

  • Professional Athletes

  • Adult Recreational Athletes


Mild ligament injuries can be treated with non-surgical treatment such as the R.I.C.E. method (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication. Sometimes a brace or splint is needed for comfort and protection. Your doctor may also recommend physical therapy as part of your treatment plan.

Surgical Treatment

For severe strains or a tear to a ligament, a surgical procedure to repair the ligament may be required. Ligament surgery may consist of repairing or replacing the ligament. Sometimes a tendon graft is needed to hold the injured joint together. The tendon used may come from the injured person, known as an autograft, or may come from an organ donation, known as an allograft.

Following surgical repair, physical therapy is almost always recommended.

Don't wait any longer to get relief. Make an appointment to see one of our orthopedic specialists.