Orthopedic Care for Musculoskeletal Injury
Did you know? Orthopedic surgeons treat everything from ligament injury and joint pain to tennis elbow and spine issues. Whether sports-related or due to chronic arthritis, musculoskeletal injuries can cause long-lasting pain that prevents you from all kinds of activities.
Let us help you develop a healthy lifestyle to protect your bones, joints and muscles from disease or injury.
Musculoskeletal Injuries: The Negative Effects
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, each year musculoskeletal injuries:
- Are the second highest reason for doctor’s office visits
- Cause U.S. children to miss 21 million days of school
- Force U.S. workers to miss more than 147 million days of work
Back or spine injuries are among the most common musculoskeletal problems. See all the orthopedic conditions we treat.
Knee Pain: When Surgery Helps
Sports Medicine: On and Off the Field
A Torn ACL
Our sports medicine clinic sees a lot of people with torn ACLs. Most are not athletes, and the majority are women. Since this injury doesn't heal itself, we offer ACL reconstruction to get you active again.
Play it Safe
Do your kids play sports? This infographic on what you can do to prevent injuries that can hurt your child's growth.
On the Sidelines
Spinal damage, concussion, joint trauma: High school football can be dangerous. Which is why UVA residents get trained to evaluate and treat sports-specific injuries at area games.