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Each year during the winter season, millions of skiers and snowboarders flock to resorts to enjoy time on the slopes. Unfortunately, some of them will experience aches, twists, strains or sprains that can be chronic and debilitating. Others will suffer dislocated joints or broken bones.
Thankfully, patients in Bergen County, NJ, and nearby communities can rely on the elite team of experts at Kayal Orthopaedic Center to diagnose and treat any orthopaedic problem that occurs as the result of skiing, snowboarding or other snow-related activities. In addition, the experts at Kayal Orthopaedic Center can offer snow enthusiasts tips about how to prevent injuries before they happen. That’s because Dr. Robert A. Kayal and his team specialize in sports medicine in Glen Rock, NJ, and at two other state-of-the-art facilities in Franklin Lakes and Westwood.
Sports medicine is a specialty focusing on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries. The practice of sports medicine is a team effort relying on input from physicians, orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists—all of whom are committed to getting you back in the game as quickly as possible.
It’s estimated that roughly 9.5 million snow enthusiasts pursue their passion in the United States during the winter. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 114,000 snow skiers sought treatment for injuries in hospitals, doctors’ offices and emergency rooms in 2014. So, serious ski injuries are relatively rare. But when it happens to you, you want to be examined, diagnosed, treated and on the road to recovery as quickly, conveniently and painlessly as possible. At Kayal Orthopaedic Center, we are committed to making that happen and can meet all of needs for sports medicine in Westwood and the rest of Bergen County, NJ.
Skiing is a demanding, high-velocity sport that requires power, endurance and core stability. Knee injuries account for 30 to 40 percent of skiing injuries, with injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) among the most common. Because skiers often use their arms to break falls, shoulder injuries happen frequently, as well. In addition, shoulder and lower leg fractures are not unusual. Snow-sports lovers are at risk for a variety of other joint injuries and repetitive motion disorders.
Here are just some of the conditions and injuries the experts at Kayal Orthopaedic Center are equipped to handle: ACL tears, broken bones, femur fractures, hip labral tears, humerus fractures, knee bursitis, LCL/MCL tears, meniscus tears, rotator cuff tears, shoulder labral tears, tendinitis and tibia fractures.
Our team will explore every possible treatment option, choosing the one that is just right for you. If surgery is the best course of treatment, Dr. Kayal and his team of skilled surgeons will recommend arthroscopic surgery when possible—a minimally invasive procedure that uses a camera and specialized instruments. The tiny incisions mean less trauma, smaller scars, less blood loss, shorter hospital stays and speedier rehabilitation.
The skilled surgeons at Kayal Orthopaedic Center have performed arthroscopic surgery on patients from every walk of life, including professional, college, high school and recreational athletes—young and old.
At Kayal Orthopaedic Center, we don’t just work with athletes after they’re injured. We work with snow-sports lovers and other athletes of all ages to restore mobility, eliminate pain and elevate athletic performance—on and off the field of play and competition.
Kayal Orthopaedic Center is your one-stop destination for orthopaedic care, specializing in injury prevention, pain management, minimally invasive surgery and innovative therapies. This elite team of thoroughly trained and highly experienced physicians are available in three convenient Garden State locations: 266 Harristown Road, Suite 107, Glen Rock; 784 Franklin Ave., Suite 250, Franklin Lakes; and 250 Old Hook Road, Suite 401, on the campus of HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley, Westwood. To schedule an appointment at any of our locations, call 844.777.0910 or contact us by filling out this form.