North Hills Orthopedic Doctor

Sports Medicine Physician

Are you a resident of North Hills, CA? Have you sustained a shoulder, knee or sports related injury? North Hills orthopedic doctor,  Mark Getelman, MD provides diagnosis and both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for patients in North Hills who have sustained a shoulder, knee or sports related injury. Contact Dr. Getelman’s team today!

Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist Treating North Hills, CA Active Residents

Located within the city of Los Angeles, North Hills, California is in the San Fernando Valley. The San Fernando Valley is defined by the mountains of the Transverse Ranges, the largest urban mountain range in the country. The Transverse Ranges offer numerous peaks to climb and trails to hike, mountain bike and run. While all of these outdoor activities are a great form of physical activity for local residents, a sports injury may occur. Dr. Mark Getelman, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, specializes in sports injuries, as well as knee and shoulder orthopedic injuries, so residents can return to the athletic activities they love if an injury occurs.

Sports Physician Treating Hikers, Bikers and Runners in North Hills, CA

Based on the mild weather all year and close proximity to the Transverse Ranges, many North Hills residents enjoy the mountains, local parks and recreational areas whenever they desire. The Transverse Ranges offer miles and miles of trails for mountain biking, trail running, hiking and climbing so residents can stay active and healthy without spending all their time in a gym.

Dr. Getelman sees many residents from the North Hills, California area who become injured while engaging in outdoor or work-related activities. Common hiking injuries include knee injuries from hyperextension, runner’s knee and soft tissue injuries to the knee including IT band syndrome and shin splints. The most common mountain biking injuries occur to the shoulder joint during downhill riding or a fall, such as a broken collarbone, AC joint sprain and other soft tissue injuries.

Some of Dr. Getelman’s, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, specialties are:

Knee and Shoulder Specialist can Return North Hills, CA Athletes to the Game Following a Sports Injury

North Hills, California is served by schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. High school students in North Hills attend James Monroe High School. Home of the Vikings, James Monroe High School offers a diverse athletic population for students. The athletic teams include:

  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Cross country
  • Track and field
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Softball

High school sports are a great way for students to stay involved in the school and community, but sports and overuse injuries can occur during the school year. The most common injuries seen in high school athletes include ligament sprains and strains, but other injuries can also occur, such as concussions, bruises, muscle injuries, fractures and growth plate injuries. Many sports physicians, such as Dr. Getelman, encourage students to engage in more than one sport each school year to avoid overuse injuries, such as tendonitis, bursitis and stress fractures.

If you live in the North Hills, California area and have experienced a sports injury or orthopedic injury, please contact Dr. Mark Getelman, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist.