Sports medicine specialists are medical doctors who specialize in the treatment of people who have injuries to their bones, muscles, joints, tendons, or ligaments that result from physical activity. Such injuries may include cartilage tears, ligament ruptures of the knee, and shoulder or knee problems.
Sports medicine specialists may be doctors in emergency medicine, family medicine, or internal medicine. Or they may be pediatricians who further specialize in sports medicine. Orthopedic surgeons also often specialize in sports medicine.
Sports medicine specialists are typically fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons or the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Gavin W.G. Chalmers DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery