Topanga Sports Medicine Physician
Are you a resident of Topanga, CA? Have you sustained a shoulder, knee or sports related injury? Topanga sports medicine physician, Dr. Mark Getelman provides diagnosis and both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for patients in Topanga who have sustained a shoulder, knee or sports related injury. Contact Dr. Getelman’s team today!
Knee Surgeon and Rotator Cuff Specialist Treating Topanga, CA Residents
Topanga, California is a small community located in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains. The community lies in Topanga Canyon, which contains Topanga State Park, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. All of these natural open spaces provide residents of Topanga with ample places to run, jog, hike, bike or mountain climb. Even though all of these recreational activities provide a fantastic workout, a traumatic sports or overuse injury can occur. Knee surgeon and rotator cuff specialist, Dr. Mark Getelman specializes in diagnosing and treating orthopedic injuries involving the knee and shoulder joints in local residents.
Knee Specialist and Shoulder Doctor Treating Hiking Athletes Living in Topanga, CA
Topanga, California is home to Topanga State Park. The gorgeous park preserves 11,500 acres of the Santa Monica Mountains, and provides countless trails for hiking athletes. Hikers have the ability to take a long hike with views overlooking the Pacific Ocean, or a short hike with relaxing ocean views.
Hiking is a great form of exercise, but orthopedic injuries are quite common. Dr. Getelman often visits with Topanga residents each year who have experienced a knee injury caused by hyperextension, as well as soft tissue injuries to the knee joint including shin splints and IT band syndrome.
Sports Medicine Specialist and Orthopedic Doctor Specializing in Sports Injuries and Overuse Injuries Found in Topanga, CA Bikers and Runners
Located in the Santa Monica Mountains, Topanga, California is very close to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The organization offers year-round recreation and sporting activities for athletes of all ages. Some of the most popular activities include hiking, mountain biking, climbing and trail running.
Trail running is extremely popular in Topanga residents because of the challenge and numerous health benefits. Unfortunately, sports injuries and overuse injuries are quite common because of the uneven terrain. Common injuries include muscle injuries, runner’s knee, IT band syndrome and tendonitis. Like trail running, mountain biking is a popular sport that carries a risk of injury. The most common injuries associated with this activity include a broken clavicle, AC joint injuries and overall knee pain and discomfort.
Dr. Getelman, knee surgeon and rotator cuff specialist, specializes in:
- Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injury
- Dislocated shoulder
- Shoulder fracture
- Rotator cuff repair
- Stem cell therapy
- Anterolateral ligament injury
- Knee arthritis
- Knee ligament injuries
- ACL revision surgery
Residents of Topanga, California that become injured while engaging in recreational activities, such as trail running or hiking, are encouraged to contact knee surgeon and rotator cuff specialist Dr. Mark Getelman.