Sports Medicine Injuries

Peter D. Vizzi, M.D., Lafayette, Louisiana and surrounding areas including Breaux Bridge, Carencro, Opelousas, Abbeville, Youngsville, and Broussard.


The science of sports medicine and athletic injuries includes the preventive strategies, curative options and rehabilitation techniques which allow athletes to participate at the competitive level they desire and return to play faster and more comfortably. Athletes, both professional and casual, often will need the specialized care encompassed by the field of Sports Medicine. The mechanism of a sports related injury will often dictate the pattern of findings and symptoms when a person has an athletic injury. Nonsurgical care, such as specific exercise instruction and medical management, is often used to treat these injuries. When more invasive intervention is needed, updated techniques including advanced arthroscopic surgery and minimally invasive procedures play a vital role in the treatment of these injuries.

Some of the most common sports medicine injuries include: