Athletes of Palm County Florida with can seek treatment with Dr. Van Sice to improve performance and recovery from injuries. Dr. Van Sice provides sports medicine services at Jupiter Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, located in Jupiter, FL.
Sports medicine is the area of medicine that focuses on treating sports-related injuries, or any injury that affects an athlete and his or her performance. It also focuses on rehabilitating an athlete following an injury to help ensure they can return to their sport or activity as soon as possible. Many sports injuries occur as a result of overuse or repetitive stress that causes excessive strain on muscles, joints, ligaments and other structures. Since many sports place specific forces and strains on certain parts of the body, treating musculoskeletal injuries in athletes takes special skill to enable the treatment to be customized not only for the injury and the health of the patient but also for the activity itself.
Sports injuries are usually strains or sprains which typically occur either as a result of a direct impact when coming in contact with a hard object, or indirect impact, such as unnatural twisting or bending. Injuries related to repetitive impacts from jumping or running are also common. Some of the most common sports injuries affecting the feet and ankles include:
Tommy John surgery is a common surgery in sports medicine. The procedure is a ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction. This is a surgical graft where the UCL in the elbow is replaced with a tendon from another part of the body, usually the forearm or elbow of the patient’s other arm. During the procedure, the surgeon will open the elbow and drill holes in the ulna and humerus bones. He will then harvest a tendon from another body part and weave it through the holes in the bones in a figure eight pattern and anchored. The surgeon will usually move the ulnar nerve to prevent damage or pain from scar tissue. The procedure typically takes between 60 and 90 minutes. Recovery and rehabilitation can take a year to reach preinjury strength and range of motion.
At Jupiter Orthopedic we accept most major insurances. Please see the full list of plans. If you do not see your insurance listed, please call our office to see how we can help. Patient financing available through CareCredit. We accept Health Savings Account (HSA) credit cards, American Express, Mastercard and Visa as methods of payments. **Self-pay packages are available.
"He is very professional,knowledgeable and caring. I am very thankful for his expertise and attention."
"A gentleman and an outstanding doctor!! Thanks for all your care."
"I am extremely pleased with the surgery, the process went very smooth and Dr. Van Sice and his staff have provided me with top notch care."
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"It's not easy to find a smart, grounded and humble orthopedist who you can trust...I was very impressed that he put my best interests ahead of just doing a surgery"
"Dr. Van Sice was highly recommended to me by a friend. He is a great doctor and his staff is excellent too!"
"Dr. Van Sice is a top notch doctor supported by outstanding staff both in his office as well as in the surgery center."
"We were always treated as his top priority and we received first-rate care. Our family is very happy with Dr. Van Sice and his team, and we recommend the practice"
"Dr. Van Sice and his staff were all amazing! I'm so thankful I went there, great experience all around and my arm is feeling so much better"
:Dr. Van Sice is a very smart and talented professional. He is always a pleasure to see and takes his time to understand the issue and explain my options"
I may not be a professional athlete nor am I a celebrity, but the care and compassion of Dr. VanSice and his team surely has made me feel like I am from my first call!
"I appreciate the enthusiasm and energy the doctor had. They accomplish a lot on the initial visit...i.e..Xrays, Ultra sound...and I left knowing the issue."