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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In the News

“Caring for Your Family — On and Off the Field”

Featured in Idaho State Journal

These are exciting times for local student athletes. Portneuf Sports Medicine Institute and the physicians of Pocatello Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have put together a very comprehensive program for athletics that include the full spectrum of injury prevention, care and rehabilitation.

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“Meet the Doctor”

Featured in Pocatello Magazine

As a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who has completed a sports medicine fellowship, Dr. Wathne specializes in state of the art arthroscopic surgery and total joint replacement of the shoulder and knee. He is an active member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and has been providing expert orthopaedic care for the people of Southeast Idaho for nearly two decades.

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Featured Article

“Oh, My Aching Shoulder!”

Featured in Idaho State Journal

Learn more about the causes of shoulder pain, shoulder treatment options, and shoulder repair and replacement from Southeast Idaho's shoulder expert, Dr. Wathne.

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