Sports Medicine & Trauma Care

Sports trauma injuries require high quality care and treatment from medical specialists. Providers at MaineHealth bring extensive knowledge and expertise to deliver specialized care for patients with sports trauma injuries.

What is sports trauma care?

Sports trauma care is used to diagnose and treat a variety of sports-related injuries. Sports trauma injuries occur during sports and physical activity. They are also referred to as injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Some of the most common sports trauma injuries include:

  • Sprains

  • Strains

  • Shin splints

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Bone fractures

  • Joint dislocation

  • Knee injury

  • Tennis elbow

  • Groin pull

Sports trauma treatment

Treatment for sports trauma injuries depends on the part of the body injured and the extent of the injury. Those services include care for spine, muscular and sports-related injuries for children, teens and adults.

Your healthcare provider or a specialty doctor will complete a full assessment and create a treatment plan specific to your injury. Some treatment plans may include:

  • RICE- Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation

  • Medications, such as pain relievers or in severe injuries, painkillers

  • Advanced medical technology and supportive care

  • Soft-tissue injections

  • Surgery in severe cases

  • Rehabilitation and training programs to restore strength and flexibility

Access to Level I trauma care

Maine Medical Center’s Level I Trauma Program provides orthopedic trauma care for patients with complex fractures and injuries. The Level 1 Trauma Program is a primary resource that provides total orthopedic care for every aspect of a serious injury.

Maine Medical Partners Orthopedic and Sports Medicine physicians are fellowship-trained in orthopedic traumatology, the study of wounds and injuries from trauma, and provide extensive knowledge and expertise on sports trauma care.

Services include:

  • Pre-operative evaluation
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Patient education and counseling
  • Wound care
  • Application and removal of casts and splints
  • Orthotics