HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Over 10 years of experience providing treatment for numerous professional sports teams
  • Over 1,000 cases of professional athletes treated
  • Over 600 cases of arthroscopic surgeries performed*
  • 0% surgical site infection rate (NHSN <1%)*
  • 0% conversion rate from laparoscopic to open surgery due to diagnosis accuracy (AIMIS <10%)
  • Treatments available for every joint condition, including shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, feet and ankles, as well as for ligament damage and all other joint-related issues
Our measured standards are aligned with the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery (AIMIS) and CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). (Statistics from 2015-2017).

Introduction

It is a fact that people of this new generation place huge importance on taking care of their health, in terms of both diet and exercise aimed at helping the body stay fit and strong. Sport and exercise come in many forms, with some exercise trends currently blowing up in popularity, such as football, running, fitness programs and cycling, all of which result in a stronger body. However, these sports and exercise programs also come with the risk of injury or accident.

Whether you are a professional athlete, an amateur or just someone who enjoys keeping fit, we understand that returning to action after an injury as soon as possible is of the utmost importance.

That is why here at Samitivej Hospital we have a team of expert medical professionals on hand to offer treatment and care for every type of athlete. Our team consists of specialists across a diverse range of fields, including physical therapists, sports medicine doctors, arthroscopic surgeons and experts in restorative and rehabilitative care, all of whom are ready to offer the best of care for patients suffering from sports related injuries. The team assists patients with support and advice on how to prepare correctly for sporting activities, as well as helping them through rehabilitation from any injuries they may have sustained while playing sports. With the latest technology and medical devices on hand, our team of specialist medical professionals is confident that the outstanding services provided can effectively diagnose and treat patients in a way that ensures their bodies, joints and/or bones are restored to their fullest capabilities within the shortest period of time.

 

Our services

Utilizing the latest equipment and technological techniques, we provide individually tailored full-body assessments and evaluations, including physical training for athletes or for those who enjoy exercising, including:

  • Assessment of the body’s VO2Max capabilities, carried out on
  • an indoor bicycle and running machine
  • Assessment of the muscular system using an isokinetic device
  • Evaluation of the body’s pre-exercise state and condition
  • FIFA Pre-Competition Medical Assessment (PCMA)
  • Assessment of the central nervous system and muscle strength, as well as stability training
  • Flexibility training through the use of a stability system

 

Sports injuries can be treated in a multitude of ways. Surgery is not always necessary, as changes to lifestyle, reductions in the body’s workload, physical therapy and medication can all make a positive change. However, if activities that require use of the injured body part are unavoidable, such as for athletes or for people who exercise regularly, surgery may be considered as the most appropriate means of enabling a speedy return to action.

Currently, arthroscopy is the preferred method for surgery, as it leaves minimal scarring, causes almost no pain and provides doctors with a clearer internal view of the knee joint than would be possible with invasive surgery, thus increasing the efficiency of the treatment. Arthroscopy can be utilized to treat a number of conditions related to the joints, such as joint surface (chondral) damage, tendon damage, ligament damage, joint membrane damage or peripheral nerve damage. These injuries can be caused by numerous factors, such as sports-related and non-sports-related accidents, osteoarthritis found in tendon, ligament and muscle, as well as bone fractures related to overuse through sport, a condition that can occur in knees, elbows, shoulders, ankles, wrists or hips.

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Our team consists of specialists in the field of rehabilitative medicine, as well as highly trained physical therapists with a wealth of experience in rehabilitating patients recovering from sports-related injuries. Every member of this selected team is dedicated to offer continual care and advice to patients who are going through rehabilitation for either surgical or non-surgical procedures, to ensure their bodies recover to their fullest potential. This care is provided in conjunction with the latest medical equipment and devices specifically designed for restorative medicine, including:

  • Running machines, indoor exercise bicycles and various other specialist equipment designed to assess the body’s condition.
  • Redcord: suspension training equipment that stimulates neuromuscular interaction in order to reduce pain, increase movement range and ensure that the body’s range of movement is restored to its former capabilities.

 

 

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