Sports Medicine

Alpine Orthopaedics - Sports Medicine in Gunnison Valley

Over the years we have worked with many collegiate, professional and recreational athletes as well as people in the occupational workforce who all want to feel good and perform well. Combining education and the best most up-to-date medical and scientific knowledge, we at Alpine Orthopaedics endeavor to work with our patients to prevent, diagnose and treat injuries related to an active lifestyle.

Continue to scroll to see prevention tips, links and sports medicine related treatments we provide.

A growing epidemic of preventable sports injuries is dismantling the hopes and dreams of young athletes at an early age. The STOP (Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention) Sports Injuries campaign was created by a broad-based coalition to help prevent athletic overuse and trauma injuries.

Check out our helpful tip sheets to learn about how to stay safe when playing sports.

Our practice offers Tenex Health TX™, a safe, quick procedure specially
designed for those who are suffering from painful conditions associated with
tendon damage, commonly referred to as pain in the rotator cuff, Tennis or
Golfer’s elbow, Runner’s or Jumper’s knee, Achilles tendonitis or Plantar

The Tenex Health TX System is based on advanced technology developed
in collaboration with the world renowned Mayo Clinic. It combines ultrasound
imaging (which is also used to see a baby in the womb) to identify damaged
tissue with the advanced TX MicroTip™ which precisely breaks down and
removes only the damaged tissue that causes pain. Removing the damaged
tissue allows the tendon to heal and provides pain relief. The Tenex Health
TX procedure is not open surgery and can be performed in an office or
procedure room in an outpatient surgery center.

Tenex Health TX benefits:
· Quick pain relief
· Rapid return to normal activities
· Local anesthetic used instead of general anesthesia
· No sutures, no stitches (requires only a small, adhesive bandage)
· Minimally invasive, not open surgery
· Covered by most insurances

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