sports injuries in athletes


  • 10 years of experience providing treatment for numerous professional sports teams
  • Over 1,000 cases of professional athletes treated
  • More than 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. Ligament damage and all other joint-related issues can be treated as well. 
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).


Thankfully, this new generation places huge importance on taking care of their health. In other words, most are careful of both their diet and exercise to help their body stay fit and strong. However, each one has their own preference for sports and exercise to work out. Some exercise trends, in particular, are currently blowing up in popularity. These include football, running, fitness programs and cycling, all of which result in a stronger body. Having said that, these sports and exercise programs also come with the risk of injury or accident.

Understandably, whether you are a professional, an amateur athlete or someone who enjoys keeping fit, you would like to return to action as soon as possible. Therefore, at Samitivej Hospital, we have specialists 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 and arthroscopic surgeons. In addition, we have experts in restorative and rehabilitative care. Each of our team members offers the best of care for patients suffering from sports related injuries. Moreover, they assist patients with support and advice on how to correctly prepare for sporting activities. Furthermore, our specialists help patients through rehabilitation from any injuries they may have sustained while playing sports. 

With our latest technology and medical devices, we effectively diagnose and treat patients. As a result, this ensures their bodies, joints and/or bones are restored to their fullest capabilities within the shortest period of time. In short, our medical professionals are confident of the outstanding services we provide.


Our services

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

  • 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
  • And, flexibility training through the use of a stability system


Sports injuries can be treated in a multitude of ways. Hence, surgery is not always necessary. This means, changes to lifestyle, reductions in the body’s workload, physical therapy and medication can all make a positive change. Nonetheless, if using the injured body part is unavoidable, surgery may be the most appropriate means to enable a speedy return. For example, athletes or people who exercise regularly may need to resume the sports they play promptly.  

The Minimally invasive surgery (MIS)

Currently, arthroscopy, which is a minimally invasive surgery, is the preferred method for surgery. This is because this type of surgery leaves minimal scarring and causes almost no pain. Additionally, doctors get a clearer internal view of the knee joint when compared to invasive surgery. As a result, the efficiency of the treatment increases. 

Arthroscopy can be utilized to treat a number of conditions related to the joints. Namely, it can be used for joint surface (chondral) damage, tendon damage, ligament damage, joint membrane damage or peripheral nerve damage. Numerous factors can cause these injuries, be it sports-related or non-sports-related accidents. Besides, osteoarthritis found in a tendon, ligament and muscle can also cause it. Furthermore, overusing the bone in sports can also result in fractures in the knees, elbows, shoulders, ankles, wrists or hips. 


Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) – New standard of care for surgical procedures

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Our team consists of specialists in the field of rehabilitative medicine, as well as highly trained physical therapists. They have a wealth of experience in rehabilitating patients to recover from sports-related injuries. To add on, every member of this selected team is dedicated to offer continual care and advice to patients. The aim is to ensure that our patients recover to their fullest potential, be it from surgical or non-surgical procedures. In conjunction, this care is provided with the latest medical equipment and devices specifically designed for restorative medicine. It includes:

rehabilitation for sports injuries

  • 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. Furthermore, the equipment increases movement range ensuring that the body’s range of movement is restored to its former capabilities.



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