Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is specialized medical care for treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries. From athletes to active individuals, sports medicine helps patients continue injury-free active lifestyles.

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Total Joint Replacement (TJR)

Total joint replacement is a surgical procedure in which certain parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with an artificial joint, which is designed to move just like a healthy joint.

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ACL Reconstruction

The goal of ACL reconstruction surgery is to prevent instability and restore the function of the torn ligament, creating a stable knee. ACL reconstruction surgery has allowed many patients to return to physical activities.

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Rotator Cuff Surgery

Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff most often involves re-attaching the tendon to the head of humerus, or upper arm bone. There are a few options for repairing rotator cuff tears, however the main goal is getting the tendon to heal.

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Useful Links

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
The latest source for Legislation, educational, health care policy and research information. The site includes the bylaws and position papers of the AAOS, and the latest federal and state laws enacted that pertain to the practice of orthopaedics and medicine.

American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
An information source for latest trends in joint replacement surgery about the hip and knee.

Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) provides information on arthroscopic surgery in order to improve upon the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculo-skeletal system.

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is an international organization of orthopaedic surgeons and other allied health professionals dedicated to sports medicine.

Arthritis Foundation
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. Discusses non operative means of dealing with arthritis. Gives local resources that are available.

Idaho Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation
The Idaho Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, operates across the state to assist those affected by the disease and provide current information for people with arthritis and their families.

About Stryker
Learn about new joint replacement technologies, the treatment options available to you, and other helpful online tools so you can take back your life.

American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES)
The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) is a society made up of leading national and international orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in surgery of the shoulder and elbow. Through continuing medical education, the ASES Annual Meetings serve as a forum where persons involved in this field of medicine can meet, discuss new ideas and present scientific material.