Santa Clarita Orthopedic Surgeon

Sports Medicine Physician

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

Knee Specialist and Shoulder Doctor Available for
Santa Clarita, CA Athletes

Santa Clarita, California is the third largest city in Los Angeles County. Ranked by Money Magazine in 2006 as number 18 of the top 100 places to live, many individuals move to the area each year to call it home. Santa Clarita is home to many active residents because of the gorgeous southern California weather all year, and the ability for residents to participate in recreational and competitive sporting activities. Knee specialist and shoulder doctor, Dr. Mark Getelman is proud to offer his orthopedic and sports medicine expertise to Santa Clarita residents who have experienced a sports injury or overuse injury.

Sports Medicine Specialist for Santa Clarita, CA Recreational Athletes

Santa Clarita, California residents are able to visit some of the best recreational facilities in the area right in their own backyard. This is because the city’s leadership has placed a priority on offering recreational programs and facilities for many years. The city strives to provide the local youth a place to engage in youth-friendly activities in order to keep them away from unwanted behaviors and trouble.

Santa Clarita has established many neighborhood parks and maintains a comprehensive recreation program. There is a recreation center in Canyon Country that includes an aquatic park, diving and Olympic swimming pools. The city’s largest park is located in Saugus and is known as Central Park. There are seventeen parks scattered in various neighborhoods throughout the city. Many have lighted tennis and basketball courts, as well as baseball and soccer fields. Recreational athletes can also enjoy over 3,000 acres of open space and 32 miles of off-street trails within its boundaries.

Recreational athletic programs are quite popular and give local residents a place to remain active and healthy, but many athletes will experience a sports injury during the year.

Dr. Mark Getelman, knee specialist and shoulder doctor, specializes in:

Knee Doctor and Shoulder Specialist Assisting Marathon Runners in Santa Clarita, CA

Santa Clarita is home to the Santa Clarita Marathon, an official qualifying race for the world-renowned Boston Marathon. The running event tests the physical boundaries of running athletes each year by offering a full marathon, half marathon, a 5K run, a walk and a Kid K run.

Marathon running is an excellent form of exercise for the body’s muscles and heart, but sports injuries and overuse injuries are common because of the extreme training involved in the sport. Common injuries include shin splints, runner’s knee, iliotibial band syndrome, muscle injuries, tendon injuries and ligament injuries.

Sports Doctor Available to Treat Golfing Athletes in Santa Clarita, CA

Santa Clarita, California offers several public and private golf courses within city limits, including TPC Valencia, Valencia Country Club and Vista Valencia. Golf is a relaxing sport compared to many other athletic activities, but muscle, ligament and tendon injuries, such as rotator cuff injuries, can occur during an awkward swing or from overuse.

If you are an avid athlete in the Santa Clarita, California area that has experienced a sports injury or overuse injury, please contact the orthopedic office of Dr. Mark Getelman, knee specialist and shoulder doctor.