About Sports Medicine at Mount Sinai
Many patients with a sports injury are hoping to get back to activity as soon as possible. At Mount Sinai, our Sports Medicine Service offers a range of advanced treatment options personalized to achieve the best outcome for each individual. With a team of specialists skilled in conditions of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle, we are a tertiary referral center for some of the most challenging and complex sports cases involving cartilage and multiligament injuries. By providing cutting-edge surgical and nonsurgical options, as well as access to the most advanced rehabilitation techniques, our Service is committed to designing the treatment approach that will quickly and safely return each patient to the activities they enjoy.
Offering Advanced Treatments
Following a comprehensive assessment—which includes a thorough history, physical examination, and imaging studies—our specialists determine the best course of treatment by drawing on options that include nonsurgical therapies such as injections, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical rehabilitation.
If surgery is determined to be the most effective choice, our fellowship-trained physicians have extensive experience with the most advanced minimally invasive treatments, including cartilage procedures, hip arthroscopy, anatomic ACL reconstruction, and complex shoulder instability surgery. In addition, because Mount Sinai is a multispecialty center, our patients have access to physicians from the full spectrum of medical disciplines.
Serving Professional and Recreational Athletes
Our Sports Medicine specialists are pleased to include among our patients a number of professional athletes. Mount Sinai is one of only 14 hospitals across the country selected by the National Football League (NFL) and NFL Players Association to assist retired players needing joint replacement surgery. We are also the official medical team for the United States Tennis Association and the US Open. Alexis Colvin, MD, serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the USTA and provides medical coverage for the US team at the Federation Cup. James Gladstone, MD, provides medical coverage for the US team at the Davis Cup.
In addition to caring for professional players, our specialists provide treatment for college and high school athletes in various underserved communities.
Researching New Orthopaedic Treatments
Our physicians are conducting research and clinical trials to advance treatment options, as well as improve function and quality of life after bone and joint injuries. Our studies also seek to advance the field of sports medicine by investigating the biology of various orthopaedic conditions.