Caring for Sports Injuries

Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a specialty that covers the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries caused by sports and exercise-related activities. The focus of sports medicine at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center is to help patients make a full recovery so that they are able to resume their daily activities and return to the sport of choice as they are ready and able.

Sports, Exercise, Fall or Overuse Injury Treatment

Desert Springs Hospital's orthopedic and neurological specialists offer comprehensive care to address conditions or trauma involving the musculoskeletal system resulting from a sports injury, accident, overuse, fall or other condition. Our teams use a personalized approach in the management and treatment of a variety of conditions including:

  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries of the knee
  • Cartilage injuries in the knee
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Hand surgery
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip and knee
  • Other shoulder injuries and conditions
  • Rotator cuff (shoulder joint area) tears
  • Torn ligaments


Following sports related procedures, some patients may need therapy and rehabilitation to help relieve pain and increase function. The Valley Health Specialty Hospital offers inpatient rehabilitation services to assist those recovering from surgery and other orthopedic procedures.

Learn More

If you need a referral to an orthopedist or other physician at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 702-388-4888