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OAL Sport Medicine

Choosing OAL for Sports Medicine 

Since being founded in 1972, Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster has been one of the most respected specialty practices in the area, providing trusted orthopedic care for generations of athletes throughout central Pennsylvania. At Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, our five-fellowship trained orthopedic sports medicine physicians have combined over 65 years of experience providing cutting-edge treatments and performing advanced procedures. From the latest minimally-invasive, state-of-the-art surgeries to non-surgical procedures and beyond, our doctors provide exceptional care for people of all ages and athletic abilities.

At OAL, you will have the peace of mind, knowing that every aspect of your care is supported by the area’s most comprehensive orthopedic practice. We live out our mission of  "Service to the Patient Comes First," by making it easy for our patients to restore their health and recover mobility in their joints, with an all inclusive, patient-centered approach to care. Using their combined medical knowledge and applied clinical experience, our physicians and highly skilled physical therapists provide the most advanced medical treatments available. Our physicians are with you every step of the way.

Our doctors utilize physical therapy, injections, and other non-surgical solutions as a first line of treatment whenever possible. If surgery becomes necessary, know that our surgeons are experienced in a wide variety of advanced surgical procedures.   

To request an appointment, call us at (717) 299-4871 or request an appointment online.

Specialties and Treatments

The surgeons at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster (OAL) cover multiple subspecialties within the field of sports medicine. Orthopedic conditions can affect any part of the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.

If you are experiencing pain, stiffness, or swelling, or if you’ve recently suffered an injury, we can get you on the road to recovery quickly. Surgical and non-surgical treatments are offered according to the needs of each patient. Our specialties include:

  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Foot and ankle
  • Cartilage and Joint Preservation 

Shoulder: Injuries, Conditions, and Treatments

About the Shoulder

The shoulder is made up of three main parts: the upper arm bone (the humerus), your shoulder blade (the scapula) and the collarbone (the clavicle). When a shoulder is healthy, the bones are covered with cartilage and a lubricating membrane that keep the joints moving and prevent bone to bone friction. The shoulder is extremely complex, but understanding the structure of the shoulder, can help you understand how this part of the body works and how it can become injured.

Arthritis, injury, and repetitive motions such as those used during sports or work-related activities are leading causes of pain, stiffness, and limited mobility in the shoulder. At Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, our surgeons are experts at diagnosing and treating a broad spectrum of shoulder conditions including:

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The physicians at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster is committed to restoring your active lifestyle utilizing the most current, evidence-based techniques and technology. We invite you to learn more about our physicians who specialize in the shoulder:

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If you have shoulder pain that needs immediate treatment, call the experts at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster today at (717) 299-4871 or (717) 277-7005. You can also request an appointment online.

Elbow: Injuries, Conditions, and Treatments

About the Elbow

Arthritis, injury, and repetitive motions such as those used during sports or work-related activities are leading causes of pain, stiffness, and limited mobility in the elbow. At Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, our surgeons are experts at diagnosing and treating a broad spectrum of elbow conditions including: 

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The physicians at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster have been delivering first-class orthopedic and sports medicine care to the residents of Lancaster, Pennsylvania since 1972. We invite you to learn more about our physicians who specialize in the elbow:

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If you have elbow pain that needs immediate treatment, call the experts at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster today at (717) 299-4871 or (717) 277-7005 You can also request an appointment online.

Hip: Injuries, Conditions, and Treatments

About the Hip

The hip joint is a complex structure that bears our body’s weight and accepts the forces of the strong muscles of the hip and leg.  Due to its multi-axial arrangement, the hip moves in many different directions and is our most flexible joint in the lower extremity. Playing sports, running, overuse or falling can all sometimes lead to hip injuries. Due to its complexity, it is important to have your hip pain or injury treated by a provider who will choose the best treatment to help relieve your pain and get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible. That’s why you should turn to the sports medicine specialists at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster for the treatment of hip problems such as:

Intra-articular

Extra-articular

  • Internal (Iliopsoas) and External (Iliotibial band) Snapping
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Abductor tendon tears (Gluteus Medius and Minimus)
  • Proximal hamstring tears (acute and chronic)

Physicians

The physicians at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster have been delivering first-class orthopedic and sports medicine care to the residents of Lancaster, Pennsylvania since 1972. Our mission is to keep you at the top of your game by delivering personalized and compassionate care. We invite you to learn more about our physicians who specialize in the hip:

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If you have hip pain that needs immediate treatment, call the experts at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster today at (717) 299-4871 or (717) 277-7005 You can also request an appointment online.

Knee: Injuries, Conditions, and Treatments

About the Knee

When it comes to dealing with any type of injury, the knee is often one of the biggest problem areas of the body. The first thing to understand about knee health is that the knee is a stable joint that functions and exists directly between two very mobile joint the hip and the foot. If the hip or foot is injured, mobility of the knee is limited. The knee is a stable “hinge” joint comprised of bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments and tendons.  Because our knees are weight-bearing joints, they are prone to painful and debilitating injuries that can affect sports, work, and daily activities.  

When you experience a knee injury, you want the best possible doctors and treatment to help relieve your pain and get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible.

That’s why you should turn to the sports medicine specialists at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster for the treatment of knee problems such as:


Physicians

The physicians at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster have been delivering first-class orthopedic and sports medicine care to the residents of Lancaster, Pennsylvania since 1972. We invite you to learn more about our physicians who specialize in the knee:

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If you have knee pain that needs immediate treatment, call the experts at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster today at (717) 299-4871 or (717) 277-7005. You can also request an appointment online.

Cartilage Restoration & Joint Preservation

About Cartilage Restoration & Joint Preservation

Joint preservation and cartilage restoration techniques are used in patients who have a pathology that puts their joint at risk for early degenerative disease. They are utilized to preserve the joints and to restore the function and prevent further degeneration.

These techniques have progressed leaps and bounds and are highly sought after in the field Orthopedics. Surgical and technological advancements have constantly evolved, and have made it possible to restore painless movement to the painful or injured joints, so that an individual can return to a normal active life. These treatments can delay or even prevent the need for joint replacement surgery as you get older.

Therefore, our goal at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, is to restore or repair your joints and damaged cartilage, using the latest realignment, ligament reconstruction, and cartilage restoration techniques before more deterioration occurs. Our cartilage restoration and joint preservation specialists, will identify the cause of your pain and offer the best treatment options to help you live your best life.

Shoulder:

Rotator Cuff

  • Rotator cuff augmentation
  • Massive rotator cuff repair
  • Superior Capusular Reconstruction (SCR)

Shoulder Instability:

  • Arthroscopic and open Bankart Repair: Labral and Bony
  • Capsulolabral reconstruction
  • Pan-capsular plication for multi-directional instability
  • Arthroscopic remplissage for Hill-Sachs lesions
  • Latarjet procedure
  • Bone grafting procedures for bony insufficiency including posterior glenoid augmentation
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Joint debridement and capsular release
  • Glenoid resurfacing

Knee:

  • Meniscus allograft transpalntation
  • Meniscal root repair
  • Collogen meniscus scaffold
  • Osteochondritis dessicans
  • Articular cartilage injury
  • Nano/microfracture including augmentation
  • Osteochondral autograft/allograft transplantation
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)

Hip:

  • Labral Repair and reconstruction
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer)
  • Hip arthritis
  • Articular Cartilage Injury

Physicians

The physicians at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster is committed to restoring your active lifestyle utilizing the most current, evidence-based techniques and technology. We invite you to learn more about our physicians who specialize in cartilage restoration and joint preservation:

Platelet rich plasma (PRP)

Platelet rich plasma (PRP)is harvested from a person’s own blood and contains a high concentration of platelets and vital growth factors that promote wound healing. It is obtained by drawing blood from a vein, then a centrifuge is used to spin it at a high speed to separate the components. It was initially used during surgical cases to promote post-surgical healing, in recent years, the use of PRP injections have emerged as a cutting edge treatment options for patients with tendinopathies. In this painful condition, a tendon exhibits abnormal healing and function after an injury. The normal collagen in the tendon is replaced by scar tissue. The goal of PRP is to reset the healing process and allow the body to heal itself naturally with its own blood. This has been studied and shown to have positive outcomes in numerous tendinopathies such as tennis elbow and patellar tendinopathy. In addition, it has even been used with promising results in the treatment of osteoarthritis, most notably in the knee. Studies of patients with early forms of osteoarthritis and articular disease like chondromalacia have found promising results with decreased pain compared to viscosupplementation.

Mautner et al, 2014. Treatment of tendinopathies with platelet-rich plasma. Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 25 (2014) 865-880. Learn more.

Malanga et al, 2014. The role of regenerative medicine in the treatment of sports injuries. Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 25 (2014) 881-895. Learn more.

Foster et al, 2009. Platelet-Rich Plasma: From Basic Science to Clinical Applications. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2009 37:2259-2272 Pourcho et al. Intraarticular Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Learn more.

If you have joint pain that needs immediate treatment, call the experts at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster today at (717) 299-4871 or (717) 277-7005 You can also request an appointment online.

Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained Physicians

Serving: Lancaster, Willow Street, Manheim, and Lebanon PA

About Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained Physicians

If you’ve been sidelined by a sports injury, our sports medicine fellowship trained physicians at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster (OAL) can help get you back to your pre-injury level of functioning as quickly as possible. Our team of experts has advanced training in sports medicine to offer you the most sophisticated level of both operative and non-operative sports medicine care in central Pennsylvania. 

In addition to treating recreational and occupational injuries in physically active adults, the OAL sports medicine doctors specialize in treating sports-related injuries in grade school, high school, collegiate and professional athletes.  Since the inception of the Lancaster Barnstormers Baseball team in 2005 OAL has been the lead team physician for their athletes. In 2013, the U.S Women’s National Field Hockey team selected OAL to be their team physicians.

Should you need surgery, our doctors are experts in minimally invasive, and arthroscopic treatment of the shoulderelbowhipknee, and ankle.



Physicians

Our fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians are dedicated to giving our patients individualized attention, and we strive to provide the finest orthopedic care available in a friendly environment. We invite you to learn more about our physicians who specialize in sports medicine:

Get back to your game today. Request an appointment with a sports medicine expert at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster. Call us at (717) 299-4871 or use our online appointment request form to visit us in one of our offices in Lancaster, Willow Street,  at Spooky Nook Sports Complex, Pennsylvania.

Teams We Support

If you’ve been sidelined by a sports injury, the orthopedic doctors at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster (OAL) can help get you back to your pre-injury level of functioning as quickly as possible. Our team of experts has advanced training in sports medicine to offer you the most sophisticated level of orthopedic care in central Pennsylvania.

In addition to treating recreational and occupational injuries in physically active adults, OAL doctors specialize in treating sports-related injuries in grade school, high school, collegiate and professional athletes. Since the inception of the Lancaster Barnstormers Baseball team in 2005 OAL has been the lead team physician for their athletes and in 2013, the U.S. Women's National Field Hockey team selected OAL to be their team physicians. OAL physicians are also orthopedic consultants for F&M College and Lancaster Bible College. OAL also provides exclusive sports medicine coverage for Pennsylvania Classics soccer. In fact, we are also the sports medicine team physician, or orthopedic consultant for many area schools and club teams, including: 

Pro/Elite

USA Field Hockey Lancaster Barnstormers professional baseball team

College

Elizabethtown College Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Chargers Lancaster Bible College

High School

Donegal High School Lancaster Catholic Crusaders PM H Manheim Township High School LCCS Lititz Christian School Mount Calvary Christian School New Covenant Christian School Dayspring Warriors

Clubs/Organizations

PA Classics Soccer (Pennsylvania Classics Soccer) Girls on The Run

Certified Athletic Trainers

Athletic trainers are health-care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Utilization of an athletic trainer in high school, collegiate and professional athletics provides athletes with access to injury prevention programs, injury treatment modalities, strength and conditioning programs, nutrition education and more. Additionally, athletic trainers provide emergency care to athletes in the event of an on-field injury.

Along with the kind of physical demand placed on bodies due to playing sports, comes an elevated risk for injury. Whether you experience an injury from an accident, competitive sports, or from a demanding training regimen, almost every athlete, amateur, or professional, will need medical assistance from a trained professional. When in need of professional care, our certified athletic trainers at Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster are here to help.

Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster’s certified athletic trainers work alongside the most comprehensive orthopedic practice. As they are a crucial part of OAL, the athletic trainers have direct access to our physician’s and when necessary, can make same day referrals to a physical therapist or orthopedic surgeon, in order to provide convenient and comprehensive care to our patients and athletes.

For more information about athletic trainers see: www.nata.org/about/athletic-training