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Sports Medicine Specialist

Steven J Svabek, DO, PA

Orthopaedic Surgeon & Spine Surgeon located in Coral Springs, FL

If you play sports or live an active lifestyle, you know how challenging sports injuries can be. Trying to continue your sporting activities with an injury can only make things worse and prolong your recovery. Steven J. Svabek, DO, PA, in Coral Springs, Florida, offers sports medicine services to diagnose and treat sports injuries to get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Call the practice today or use the online booking tool to schedule a sports medicine consultation.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What’s the difference between a sports medicine doctor and an orthopaedic surgeon?

Both sports medicine specialists and orthopaedic surgeons receive training in musculoskeletal medicine. Sports medicine doctors specialize in helping patients recover from sports injuries while shortening their recovery times and time away from sports, school, and work.

When a sports injury requires surgery, a sports medicine doctor refers the patient to an orthopaedic surgeon. Orthopaedic surgeons, like Dr. Svabek, receive extensive training in the surgical treatment of sports injuries.

Is sports medicine only for professional athletes?

No. Sports medicine practitioners also treat nonathletes, including patients who want to try a new sports activity or start a new exercise program. The same expertise used to diagnose and treat professional athletes benefits the injured weekend warrior and other casual sports participants to get them back to their daily activities as soon as possible.

What injuries does sports medicine treat?

Sports medicine treats any injury suffered during physical activity, whether it’s an accident, improper use of sports equipment, or overtraining. Dr. Svabek commonly treats:

  • Broken bones
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Dislocations
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears

Whether you were injured while playing a quick soccer game with your friends or in the gym, Dr. Svabek can provide the treatment you need. His efforts will heal your injury and get you back to your daily activities and active lifestyle.

How are sports injuries diagnosed and treated?

Dr. Svabek completes a thorough exam when you come in for a sports injury. He reviews your symptoms, discusses what caused the injury, and evaluates your overall physical health and fitness.

Dr. Svabek could order X-rays or an MRI to rule out or confirm a diagnosis.

After diagnosing your injury, Dr. Svabek creates a customized treatment plan to put you on the road to healing and prevent further injuries. Sports injury treatments depend on the severity of your injury, symptoms, and your current level of physical activity. Common treatments include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Activity changes
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Steroid injections
  • Splints or bracing
  • Orthopaedic surgery

If surgery is required, Dr. Svabek uses minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to reduce pain and recovery time.

Call Steven J. Svabek, DO, today or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule an appointment for complete sports medicine care.