You may have been referred to Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine by your physician, a friend or family member or an athletic trainer. Please read below to learn more about us and how we can help you.
An orthopedic surgeon is a physician who manages musculoskeletal disorders. Many conditions treated by an orthopedic surgeon can managed with non-surgical means. When conservative treatment fails, an orthopedic surgeon may recommend surgery. Some orthopedic surgeons specialize in certain areas such as Sports Medicine.
Sports Medicine evolved from the care of athletes and their particular injuries, but most "Sports Medicine" conditions occur in people who do not participate in organized athletics. The goal of a Sports Medicine physician is to get you back to your baseline level of function as quickly and safely as possible through minimally invasive means.
Absolutely not. Most Sports Medicine surgeons have practices focused on treating disorders of the shoulder, elbow and knee, but many of their patients are not necessarily athletes. Sports Medicine surgeons have extensive experience in arthroscopic surgery, or “arthroscopy”. Arthroscopy allows surgeons to perform procedures in ways that are dramatically less invasive than "open" procedures. Arthroscopy is beneficial to patients of all ages and activity levels, as it can be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
The term “Sports Medicine” is broad, and there are numerous disciplines that contribute to the field, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, primary care physicians, nutritionists and orthopedic surgeons. Orthopedic surgeons who choose to subspecialize can do extra training, or a fellowship, in Sports Medicine. Orthopedic surgeons can also earn subspecialty board certification in Sports Medicine.
The American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons (ABOS) first began offering subspecialty board certification in 2007. Candidates for certification are required to demonstrate that their surgical practice is primarily comprised of Sports Medicine cases in order to qualify to sit for a board exam. Orthopedic Sports Medicine is one of only two orthopedic subspecialties recognized by the American Board of Medical Examiners (ABME) and ABOS. Certification recognizes surgeons as having specific education and practice experience in orthopedic Sports Medicine.
Dr. Jason Browdy, the founder and president of Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, is one of very few orthopedic surgeons in the Saint Louis area with sub specialty board certification in Sports Medicine. He trained at the world reknowned Kerlan Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles and began practice in Saint Louis in 2004.
Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has two fully certifiied athletic trainers on staff, both of whom have extensive experience in evaluating and treating sports injuries. Dr. Browdy and his staff will evaluate new injuries in a timely manner and will work hard to keep you at the top of your game.
To make an appointment with the office, you can call the main number at 314-721-7325. After hours, you can use the patient portal (on the standard version of the website, using a PC or Mac) or you can use the Sports Injury Hotline by dialing 866-721-7767 (866-721-SPORTS).
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