Surgical Treatments

Surgical Treatments

Northwestern Medicine offers leading-edge orthopaedic surgery options to help you find relief from the pain and limitations of bones, joints, muscles or surrounding structures due to athletic injury. Our orthopaedic surgeons provide leading musculoskeletal treatment, using state-of-the-art imaging and operating room facilities.

Surgical treatments for sports injuries include:

  • Tendon and ligament repairs
  • Fracture repairs
  • Joint replacement surgeries
  • Arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure

Joint Preservation

Northwestern Medicine offers surgical and nonsurgical options for preserving a deteriorating joint to delay or avoid joint replacement surgery.

Hip and knee joint replacement are among the most common medical procedures performed in the United States today. The two most common groups of people who undergo surgery for hip and knee conditions are elderly adults with end-stage arthritis that requires joint replacement, and young athletes with a ligament or cartilage injury.

Patients between the ages of 25 and 45 may have slowly degenerating joints, and they may not get the medical care they need to preserve their joints. When these patients do seek care, they may end up getting total joint replacement sooner in life than desired.

At Northwestern Medicine, our multidisciplinary team of specialists offers joint preservation techniques that can help keep adults and adolescents with pre-arthritic conditions as functionally normal as possible.

Joint Preservation treatments include: