Dr. John A. Schlechter specializes in treatment of sports injuries, general orthopedic conditions, fracture care and performing arthroscopic procedures. He uses the latest medical technology with the state of art medical facility to provide his patients the best possible outcome. Click on the below mentioned tabs to know more about the services.
Sports injuries occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising. Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises. The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains, fractures, and dislocations.
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint. The benefits of arthroscopy involve smaller incisions, faster healing, a more rapid recovery, and less scarring. Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis and the patient is able to return home on the same day.
Children are very energetic individuals and with increased activities, run the higher possibility they may take a fall or take a tumble. Although most falls are usually harmless, if a child impacts a surface with enough force the underlying bone may fracture
A fracture is a break in a bone. Most bones in the body, given the correct circumstances, have the potential to break. Since bones provide the firm structure of a limb, a fracture may deform the limb and cause the associated muscle to no longer properly work leading to loss of function.
Apophysitis refers to irritation and inflammation of the apophysis, a secondary ossification center which acts as an insertion site for a tendon. It is a common overuse injury in young athletes. In a growing athlete the apophysis is susceptible to injury because of repetitive stress or an acute avulsion injury.
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