Whether you are a weekend warrior, avid golfer, tennis player, or one of Sarasota’s elite athletes or professionals, you will find comfort in the expert sports medicine treatment at Kennedy-White Orthopaedic Center. Our goal is to accurately diagnose your problem and start you on the right treatment program so you can get off the sidelines and back into action as quickly and safely as possible.
Common sports medicine injuries we treat include:
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Golfer’s elbow
- Knee ligament tears (ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL)
- Meniscal (knee cartilage) tears
- Rotator cuff (shoulder muscles and tendons) tear
- Shin splints
- Shoulder impingement
- Shoulder instability (loose shoulder joint)
- Sprains and strains
- Tendonitis and bursitis
- Tennis elbow
Meniscal Allograft Transplantation
When a meniscus is badly torn, it is commonly removed by knee arthroscopy (through a scope). Some people will still have pain in the knee once the cartilage is removed. In this situation, a new meniscus can be transplanted into the knee. Dr. Gary Shapiro is an expert at this procedure and has been performing it for years.
If you’d like to watch a video of him doing this procedure, please see below. Please note, this is a video of surgery and contains images of the actual procedure being done.