Young women are more active than ever in competitive sports and recreational activities. So, related injuries are up. In addition, orthopedic problems can come from repetitive motion or trauma, like accidents and falls. If you’re hurt, the orthopedic specialists at Bon Secours Virginia can help. We have many treatment options -- noninvasive, minimally invasive, and surgical -- as well as rehabilitation programs.
Our orthopedic specialists use state-of-the-art equipment and treatments to help return you to good health and your pre-injury level of physical activity. We especially are adept at dealing with shoulder, hip, and knee injuries. We also know that young women are physiologically different than young men, and each person is unique. That's why we tailor our care to an individual’s needs and create a treatment and rehabilitation plan that fits you and your circumstances.
Young women can experience some conditions and injuries that young men don't, and are much more likely to incur a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament -- one of the four ligaments in your knee -- when playing sports, like soccer or volleyball. At Bon Secours Virginia, we aim to prevent injuries by education that stresses proper stretching and developing muscular strength, including the core.
Treatments can vary. Some are surgical, and others are conservative and nonsurgical -- rest, medication, and rehabilitative therapy. We have minimally invasive approaches to many procedures. Surgeons often can avoid long incisions and now use small ones and specialized instruments. This results in less pain, faster healing, a smaller scar, and less risk of infection.
After orthopedic treatment, proper recovery, rehabilitation, and education are important. Our physical therapists work closely with your orthopedist to develop a post-operative physical therapy plan that is tailored to your needs. These programs are designed to avoid future injuries and return you to your pre-injury activity level.
For more information on the physical rehabilitation programs offered by Sheltering Arms in partnership with Bon Secours, click here.
For a list of Bon Secours, orthopedic specialists, click here.