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Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

The Department of Orthopedic & Sports Medicine at Shanghai United Family Hospital and Clinics (SHU) is composed of a highly qualified team of international physicians. Assuring you real continuity in care, we provide extensive experience combined with new diagnostic techniques in treating sports injuries or trauma to the back, neck, shoulder, knee, ankle, and other joints, as well as pain management. Whether you are an athlete, trying to recover from an injury, or just suffering from pain, we will work with you to create a treatment plan to relieve your pain and restore function.

How We Can Help

Our highly-qualified team of international clinicians is ready to provide the care available. We offer comprehensive diagnosis including a state-of-the-art, in-house MRI scanner and convenient, highly-sensitive sport medicine ultrasound scans, paired with broad expertise in the advanced, minimally-invasive surgical techniques, joint reconstructions, pain management consultation, and other non-surgical options.

SHU provides a safe, high-quality orthopedic care that eliminates the need for risky medical tourism adventures and assures proper continuity of care. We are committed to providing a high level of surgical and post-surgical care within our relaxed surroundings to make your experience safe and less stressful. SHU brings together specialists from a wide variety of medical specialties with advanced capabilities in both open and minimally-invasive surgical techniques. We also provide ambulatory surgery services, allowing patients to undergo a surgical procedure and leave the same day.

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Services

The United Family Hospitals Sports Medicine Team are experts in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-, work-, and age-related injuries. A partial list of problems and procedures we routinely manage is provided below:

Neck problems

  • Neck pain
  • Neck muscle spasm, loss of alignment
  • Cervical herniated disc with radiculopathy
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Cervical epidural steroid injection, facet injection
  • Artificial disk replacement
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)

Back problems

  • Back pain, sacral pain, tailbone (coccyx) pain
  • Back muscle spasm, loss of alignment
  • Intervertebral disc disorders including herniated disc, disc bulge, and degenerative disc
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sacroiliac joint pain and injections
  • Lumbar epidural injections, blood patch, transforaminal injections, selective nerve root blocks, facet and medial branch blocks.

Shoulder problems

  • Frozen shoulder—adhesive capsulitis
  • Impingement-bursitis—calcific tendinitis
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Instability-dislocation—subluxation
  • Bankart lesion
  • SLAP lesion—SLAP repair versus biceps tenodesis
  • Acromioclavicular joint dislocation/separation
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Brachial plexus injury, stingers, burners

Elbow problems

  • Elbow pain, instability, or stiffness
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Olecranon bursitis (septic and aseptic)
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome

Wrist/hand problems

  • Wrist pain
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Trigger finger

Upper extremity fractures

  • Clavicle
  • Humerus including greater/lesser tuberosity, shaft, supracondylar, epicondyle, and condyle
  • Radius including radial head, shaft and distal radius
  • Ulna including olecranon, coronoid, shaft, and ulnar styloid
  • Wrist and hand fractures including scaphoid, metacarpal, and phalanx/phalangeal

Pelvis and hip fractures

  • Pubic rami fractures
  • Avulsion fractures
  • Femoral head and neck fractures

Lower extremity fractures

  • Femur: femoral head, neck, shaft, supracondylar, epicondyle, and condyle fractures
  • Tibia: tibial spine/intercondylar eminence fractures, tibial plateau, shaft, pilon, medial malleolus fractures
  • Fibula: fibular head, shaft, lateral malleolus, Maisonneuve fractures, ankle fracture
  • Foot: talus, calcaneus, navicular, cuboid, cuneiform, metatarsal, phalanx/phalanges, Jones fracture
  • Lisfranc (mid-foot) injury—sprains and fractures

Hip problems

  • Hip, groin, or buttock pain
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) from cam or pincer lesions
  • Labral tear
  • Loose bodies
  • Cartilage tears
  • Synovitis
  • Ruptured ligamentum teres
  • Snapping Hip (external and internal)
  • Iliopsoas tendon pain
  • Rectus femoris strain, tear, avulsion
  • Hamstring strain/tear/avulsion
  • Avascular necrosis (AVN) or osteonecrosis
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Arthrofibrosis
  • Hip dislocation

Knee problems

  • Knee injuries
  • Knee pain and stiffness, including arthrofibrosis, failed surgery
  • Knee mechanical symptoms including locking, snapping, grinding, catching, giving way, and meniscus tears
  • Patellar tendinitis/tendon ruptures
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Patellar instability/maltracking
  • Anterior cruciate ligament sprain, tear
  • Collateral ligament injuries
  • Cartilage lesions
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Septic arthritis
  • Bakers’s cyst (popliteal cyst)

Ankle and foot problems

  • Ankle pain
  • Ankle sprain
  • Ankle impingement (footballer’s ankle)
  • Ankle instability
  • Syndesmosis injury—high ankle sprain
  • Achilles tendinopathy, tear, rupture, tendonitis
  • Haglund’s deformity
  • Os trigonum
  • Peroneal tendon tears/instability
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis and flat foot (pes planus)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Hallux rigidus (a stiff big toe)—cheilectomy

Post-operation and follow-up care

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