Sports Medicine Specialist

Deepan Patel, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Deepan Patel, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Doctor located in Glen Rock, NJ & Jersey City, NJ

Athletic injuries require the attention of a knowledgeable, capable physician familiar with the complexities of sports-related trauma. Deepan Patel, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician with specialized training in injuries resulting from sports activity, practicing in Glen Rock and Jersey City, New Jersey. As the former assistant physician of many Los Angeles-based sports teams, including the Lakers and Dodgers, Dr. Patel has extensive experience treating a variety of injuries, such as meniscal tears, ACL tears, and rotator cuff injuries. To learn more, call or book an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

As a sports medicine physician, Dr. Patel has specialized training in the treatment and restoration of functionality to areas injured as the result of sports participation. His expertise includes treatment of acute and overuse injuries common among athletes.

Dr. Patel also works with you to prevent future injuries that can jeopardize your health, ensuring minor mistakes don’t cause major injuries.

What are common sports-related injuries?

Dr. Patel treats a wide range of sports-related injuries. These injuries often affect the joints, ligaments, and tissues in the following areas:

  • Knee
  • Elbow
  • Wrist
  • Ankle
  • Shoulder

These injuries often cause significant pain, swelling, and a limited range of motion, even with small movements. If not properly treated, sports-related injuries can gradually worsen and cause long-term damage and physical limitations.

As a fellow-trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Patel can perform innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques to restore functionality and repair damage if you’ve been injured. He also offers noninvasive treatments to strengthen your muscles and get you ready to play sports again.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery for sports-related injuries?

Dr. Patel uses the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat a variety of sports-related injuries, including:

  • Labral tears
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Elbow injuries
  • Meniscal tears
  • Ankle injuries

Minimally invasive surgeries are beneficial for numerous reasons. They ensure less scarring and a faster recovery time than traditional open surgeries. Dr. Patel often uses robotic-assisted surgical techniques that offer more precision, control, and flexibility in surgical repairs and reconstruction than is possible with conventional surgeries.

With a faster healing time, you can expect to begin beneficial physical therapy sooner to further help your recovery.

Is sports medicine only for professional athletes?

Dr. Patel can effectively treat any orthopedic injuries related to sports in both amateur and professional athletes. He also cares for nonathletes sustaining injuries during routine exercise or falls that can be serious and require professional care.

As a sports medicine professional, Dr. Patel provides athletes with the treatment, therapy, and education necessary to return to the game in better condition. He also offers educational guidance, including stretching exercises and proper athletic movements, to prevent future injuries on the field or court.

To learn more about the available sports medicine services Dr. Patel provides, call or schedule an appointment online today.

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