Injury makes the comeback sweeter
For any active person, an injury that stops you in your tracks is frustrating.
More than just missing your regular evening run, 18 holes of golf or your favourite dawn bike ride, the pain and accompanying immobility continually to wear you down.
After a period of basic recovery, pain management and ‘strapping’ you may be lucky enough to get ‘back in the saddle’. However, for many, what remains after an initial injury is an ongoing niggle and recurring pain. Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors will be able to offer some pain relief and rehabilitation and you may also be advised to undergo a series of image guided injections to reduce inflammation and manage pain.
However, depending on the severity and type of injury, at some point, you may also have to look for a more permanent solution.
In years gone by, the mention of surgery to resolve a sports injury was damning news. In addition to the significant recovering time, time off work and concerns about longer term rehabilitation, there was a question mark over your ability to return to your favourite pastime at all.
But thanks to advances in medicine, the chances are that most of your standard sports injuries can now be treated via minimally invasive surgery; which doesn’t require an overnight hospital stay and is much kinder on you as a patient.
But what is minimally invasive surgery and why is it that more and more procedures are carried out in this way? As it is still a form of surgery, it should be considered as a last resort. After all, all surgery is invasive in one way or another.
However, the difference with Minimally Invasive Surgery is that, thanks to special tools and cameras, which are used to carry out the procedure, you only require a small incision. By reducing the size of the incision, you immediately reduce the levels of patient discomfort and speed up the recovery time. Not only that, but there is less scarring and a lower risk of infection.
Depending on the age and fitness of the patient and the nature of the injury they are being treated for, you can expect to see a 50% reduction in the stay required in a hospital/clinic and their longer-term recovery time.
At Avicenna Clinic, we approach sports injuries with a holistic approach. Because of our consultant led approach, we look at the type and severity of the injury, consider the patients’ comfort levels and manage their discomfort in the quickest and most efficient way.
From your initial consultation and diagnosis through to treatment, all aspects are carried out under one roof – and often on the same day. If, eventually, surgery is required, we are also able to carry out Minimally Invasive Surgical procedures within the clinic itself – offering a continuity in treatment and support.
Our consultants work together and our skill sets are complementary. That means that we are able to personalise patients’ treatment plans based on what we believe the best course of action to be and can adapt and tweak that plan as required depending on how they respond to their treatment. Avicenna Clinic delivers consistent and personalised care, tailored to your specific needs to help treat the immediate pain, reduce the longer-term impact and get you back on your feet, doing what you love, as quickly as possible
Are you suffering in silence with your own sports injury?