Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgeon

Sports Medicine Physician

Are you an athlete in Los Angeles? Have you sustained a knee, shoulder, or sports related injury? Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mark Getelman provides diagnosis and both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for patients in Los Angeles who have a shoulder, knee or sports injury. Contact Dr. Getelman’s team today!

Dr. Mark Getelman, Knee Specialist & Shoulder Doctor, Treats Residents of Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, California is the second largest city in the United States and the most populated city in California. Los Angeles is well-known for its diverse culture, warm climate, entertainment industry and major sports teams. Local residents also enjoy the mountain ranges surrounding three sides of the city. These ranges give residents a place to escape the bustling city where they can enjoy trail running, hiking and mountain biking. Los Angeles, CA sports physician, knee specialist and shoulder doctor, Dr. Mark Getelman is available to Los Angeles, CA residents if they experience a sports injury or overuse injury while engaging in the athletic activities they love.

Los Angeles, CA Sports Physician, Knee Specialist and Shoulder Doctor Serving the Sports Community of Greater Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, California is home to nine major league professional sports teams, as well as major colleges with diverse athletic programs.

The professional sports teams include:

  • Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (MLB)
  • Los Angeles Rams (NFL)
  • Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
  • Los Angeles Clippers (NBA)
  • Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
  • Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
  • Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
  • Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)

The two major universities include the UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), both of which are Division I teams in the Pac-12 Conference. There are also several other four-year and junior colleges with many active students participating in organized sports and routine fitness training. Injuries can and often do occur.

It is estimated 90% of all sports injuries require a non-surgical plan to return athletes to the game. With a focus on sports medicine and orthopedic surgery, Dr. Getelman is expert at providing complete sports medicine care from diagnostic care as well as conservative non-operative measures. He is an internationally recognized arthroscopic surgeon who is also available to treat more complex joint injuries with a minimally invasive surgical approach when necessary.

Los Angeles, CA sports physician, knee specialist and shoulder doctor, Dr. Getelman’s specialties are:

Los Angeles, CA Sports Physician Treating Mountain Athletes

Los Angeles is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and several mountain ranges, including the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains. All offer countless opportunities for fitness training and sports with miles of trails for biking, hiking, climbing and running. With the warm Mediterranean climate, Los Angeles residents are able to enjoy outdoor activities all year. While this is beneficial for the health of local residents, sports injuries and overuse injuries can occur. Dr. Getelman treats hundreds of sports injuries each year in patients enjoying the mountains and water, such as ligament injuries, muscle injuries, shoulder fractures, meniscus tears and dislocated shoulders.

Knee Specialist and Shoulder Doctor Serving High School and College Athletes in Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Unified School District serves almost all of Los Angeles, California with a student population of approximately 800,000 students. There are also several private high schools that offer diverse athletic programs and students can engage in sports activities throughout the year.

Common acute injuries seen in high school and college athletes include contusions, dislocations, sprains, strains and fractures. Year round participation can also result overuse injuries such as stress fractures, tendonitis and bursitis and are more common in those who often focus on a single sport.

If you live in the Los Angeles, California area and have experienced a sports injury or overuse injury, please contact Dr. Mark Getelman, Los Angeles, CA sports physician, knee specialist and shoulder doctor.