Porter Ranch Sports Doctor

Sports Medicine Physician

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

Knee Surgeon and Shoulder Specialist Available to Treat Residents of Porter Ranch, CA

Porter Ranch, California is a lovely neighborhood located in the northwest region of the San Fernando Valley. Located in close proximity to the Santa Susana Mountains, local residents are able to engage in various outdoor activities all year, including trail running, mountain biking and hiking. Even though these activities are highly recommended by a knee surgeon and shoulder specialist such as Dr. Mark Getelman, residents can also experience a sports injury or overuse injury while remaining physically active. If an injury occurs, Dr. Getelman is available to diagnose and treat the injury so patients can return to an active lifestyle.

Knee Specialist and Shoulder Doctor for Porter Ranch, CA Mountain Athletes

Porter Ranch, California is home to countless athletes who love to visit the local Santa Susana Mountains in order to get outdoors and remain active. The mountain range is a popular choice for many outdoor enthusiasts because of the grasslands, oak woodlands and other large open space preserves. The natural setting allows hikers, bikers and runners to view birds and local wildlife as they enjoy the beautiful California weather.

Injuries in mountain athletes are relatively common due to the natural, uneven terrain. Athletes who participate in year round sport are also prone to overuse injuries because of constant wear and tear on the same bony and soft structures.

Dr. Getelman, knee surgeon and shoulder specialist, specializes in:

Local Porter Ranch, California residents are also able to visit Palisades Park, Aliso Canyon Park, Viking Park and Moonshine Canyon Park if they would like to participate in additional activities, such as baseball, tennis and basketball. Athletes involved in organized sports are also prone to sports injuries, much like mountain athletes.

Sports Orthopedic Specialist for Young Athletes in Porter Ranch, CA

As a mainly residential community, Porter Ranch is home to many young athletes of all ages. Early involvement in sports has many advantages, but sports injuries and overuse injuries are quite common in children and young adults. In fact, high school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries each year, and more than 3.5 million children under the age of 14 years require medical treatment for sports injuries each year.

Common sports injuries in children and young adults include:

  • Contusions
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures

Youth athletes heavily involved in one sport may also experience overuse injuries, such as:

  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Growth-related injuries

If you live in the Porter Ranch, California area and experience a sports injury or overuse injury, no matter your age, please contact Dr. Mark Getelman, knee surgeon and shoulder specialist.